Bevins (6-4, 266 lbs) was originally an undrafted free agent this year signed by the Arizona Cardinals. He only lasted two weeks with the team before being waived, and hasn’t been on a roster since. He was the 38th-ranked defensive lineman in last year’s draft class by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports. He logged 34 sacks in college; here is what Brugler said about him:
Bevins set career-bests as a junior with a school-record 26.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. He does a great job using his length and heavy hands to convert his first step to power, overwhelming blockers with his upper body strength and effort (also recorded three career blocked kicks). He lacks lower body athleticism to threaten NFL linemen as a pass rusher with some of his best snaps on film coming from stunts designed to give him a free passing lane. A try-hard competitor, Bevins has the motor, length and leadership intangibles that translate well to the NFL, but his limited flexibility and tweener skill-set creates fit concerns – developmental 3-4 end.