Three-year starter at left guard who earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2016. Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 as a junior. Started six games at right guard in 2014 and four at right tackle in 2013.
Consistent and durable college blocker with starting potential at the next level. Strong at the point, plays with a nasty attitude and anchors in pass protection. Explosive, keeps his head on a swivel and controls opponents once engaged in blocks. Flashes ability pulling across the line of scrimmage then squares into defenders and takes them from the action. Quickly gets his hands into opponents, blocks with proper lean and turns opponents from the play.
Does not sink his butt at the line of scrimmage. Lacks footwork in space and isn’t smooth. Struggles to adjust.
Asiata is a big, strong blocker with upside. He’s scheme-diverse and if coached properly, he’ll make a quick appearance in the starting lineup on Sunday.