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Lukas Van Ness Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2023 NFL Draft Projection

It was a relatively tame NFL Free Agency, but all 32 teams now have their attention directed toward the 2023 NFL Draft in order to add talent to their rosters. The first round of the draft is kicking off on Thursday, April 27th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the NFL news until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is Lukas Van Ness out of Iowa.

The following is a complete Lukas Van Ness NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

As always, the 2023 NFL Draft will be a three-day event. The first day will feature the first round of players, which is only 31 this season. All of these picks will be broken down here at FlurrySports. Day 2 will be Rounds 2-3 and Day 3 features Rounds 4-7.

The 2023 NFL Draft will take place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. The Lukas Van Ness draft projection expects him to hear his name called on the first day.

Lukas Van Ness NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection

Lukas Van Ness
Position: EDGE/DL
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 272 lbs
Age: 21
College: Iowa Hawkeyes

Lukas Van Ness Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2023 NFL Draft Projection

Lukas Van Ness Stats 2022 | Iowa Hawkeyes

Games: 13
Tackles:
37
TFL:
10.5

Hurries: 31
Sacks: 9
QB Hits: 6

Lukas Van Ness Draft Profile

Strengths

Lukas Van Ness is a versatile defensive lineman. While most outlets label him as an EDGE, he spent a third of his snaps as a 3-Technique last season for the Hawkeyes. Van Ness is an exceptional power rusher who generated 46 pressures last season. His bull rush is one of the best in this class. While Van Ness excelled as a pass rusher, he also defended the run well, proving he can be an every-down player for just about any defensive system in the NFL.

Weaknesses

Due to Iowa’s philosophy of starting and playing older players, Van Ness was never a full-time starter. However, this was an Iowa problem and not a Luka Van Ness issue. He also relies too much on his bull rush. Van Ness will need to add more moves at the next level.

Lukas Van Ness Highlights

Lukas Van Ness Draft Projection

All 2023 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.

Lukas Van Ness is currently projected to be drafted by the Detroit Lions at No. 6.


For more 2023 NFL Draft profiles and coverage, check out our NFL Draft page.


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