Lukas Van Ness

Lukas Van Ness #91


  • Most have Vann Ness projected at defensive end/edge (DE), but his skills dictate that his best long-term position would be at defensive tackle (DT).
  • He has a good strong build to his frame. Who performs on the field with a full tank and a high motor.
  • Vann Ness displays a pretty good jump off the snap. He brings good functional strength to his package of tools.
  • He is very effective at initiating first contact with blockers and quickly utilizing good hand usage and strength in his hands which enables him to move blockers.
  • He is effective at getting up under blockers and driving them backward and side to side.
  • He tends to quickly shed blockers with a combination of his physical toughness and intense activity.
  • Vann Ness displays good hustle pursuing the ball, and the mentality to do so from sideline to sideline.
  • He possesses the versatility when needed to jump out on the edge and provide pressure on known passing downs.


  • Lacks the overall athleticism, twitchiness, and assortment of hand techniques to be considered every down defensive end (DE).
  • Lacks quick off-script counter moves needed versus blockers on the edge.
  • Not the most effective in quick change of direction when pursuing the ball.
  • Additional weight is needed for his transition inside to defensive tackle (DT).


2nd Round (Mid)


1st Round (Late)


  • Vann Ness possesses most of the athletic and mentality traits looked for from a high-tier prospect.
  • The additional weight that will be needed for him to maximize his play at his primary position of defensive tackle (DT) will delay his optimal production and why he dropped on my value board.

Profile by: (Ken Becks aka TheScoout) 


Draft Class

SO/ 2023



Height/ Weight

6-5/ 272


Defensive Tackle

40 Time


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