Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Isaako Savaiinaea

Inside LineBacker
School: UCLA | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 240 | 40: 4.80 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
2.75
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
One-year starter who made 62 tackles (two for loss) with 1.5 sacks, one interception and two pass breakups in 2015. Played in eight games as a senior and made nine tackles. Combined for 33 tackles his first two seasons with the Bruins.
Pos: 
Tough run-defending linebacker who watched his game really drop off last season. Explosive, breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself. Aggressive and goes sideline-to-sideline. Fires up the field and sells out defending the run.
Neg: 
Occasionally bites on ball fakes or comes up the field too quickly and gets caught out of position. Really best in the box and lacks top lateral range.
Analysis: 
Savaiinaea was graded as a priority free agent entering the season but lost his starting job, barely saw the field and is now an afterthought in the scouting community. He offers possibilities as a backup inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment but must quickly get his game back on track.