Steven Means, DS #44 OLB, Buffalo Selected:Round 5, Pick 14, Overall Pick 147 by Bucs
Name:Steven Means College:BuffaloNumber: 40 Height: 6-4 Weight: 257 Position:OLBPos2: DE Class/Draft Year:rSr/2013 40 Low: 4.60 40 Time:4.6940 High: 4.78
Projected Round:Stock:High: PFA Low: FA Rated number 44 out of 199 OLB's527 / 2430 TOTAL
Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC...2011: NA...2010: NA/PM2nd
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10/10/13 - --DE Steven Means (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 5/147 - Steven Means, DE, 6-4, 250, Buffalo...Means is a versatile player who endured two head coaches and three coordinators at Buffalo. He can play defensive end in a 4-3 or linebacker in a 3-4 package. As a senior, he had 6.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Means was not invited to the NFL combine but drew scouts' attention for his athletic ability. Projects as an outside pass rusher and can block kicks on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
04/17/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: BUFFALO: DE Steven Means (6-4, 257, 4.68)...Although not an elite speed rusher, Means makes up for it with very good awareness and range to make plays away from the line of scrimmage against the run. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/06/13 - 2013 Buffalo Pro Day: A two-time All-Western New York selection at Grover Cleveland under coach Tony Alessi, Means finished his UB career last season with 18.5 sacks, fourth most in school history (dating to 1982). He weighed in at 6-foot-3½, 257 pounds Tuesday, and will likely play linebacker at the next level. “I felt like I tested pretty good with the scouts,” he said. “The way I’m holding my weight and the way I’m moving, they were real impressed by that.”
Means, who took over as a starter midway through his freshman season with UB, was in his comfort zone Tuesday. The former basketball player and track and field athlete has always counted his athleticism as one of his biggest attributes. “It’s a test of athleticism and that’s what I feed off of,” he said. “I’m athletic enough to do these drills and be real good at them.”
Means was particularly impressive in coverage drills, showing fluid change-of-direction speed and good hands. “Whatever I’ve got to do for the team,” he said with a laugh when asked if he was auditioning to be a defensive back. “I’ll snap the ball if I’ve got to.” - Jay Skurski, Buffalo News
03/06/13 - 2013 Buffalo Pro Day: Western New York native Steven Means grew up a Buffalo Bills fan. After four years on the gridiron for the University at Buffalo Bulls, Means has a chance to achieve his dream of reaching the NFL. On Tuesday afternoon, the senior flaunted his athletic prowess in front of 18 NFL teams in the Bills’ practice facility. Twenty-one scouts watched, took notes and recorded iPad videos as Means worked out alongside seven other participants: fellow UB seniors Gokhan Ozkan and Willie Moseley, former UB punter Jacob Schum, former UB basketball player Byron Mulkey, Albany’s Jon Morgan, Buffalo State’s Pasquale Vacchio and Alfred University’s Jon Jackson.
Ten NFL teams made the trip to Buffalo last year for the annual pro day. Means said the eight-team increase says a lot about UB’s football program. “It says people are looking now,” said Means, who had 77 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three blocked kicks in his final year. “They aren’t treating us as a joke. This program is getting bigger and bigger … Confidence is going to be built in this program.” - Aaron Mansfield, University at Buffalo The Spectrum