Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jahlani Tavai

Inside LineBacker
School: Hawaii | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 250 | 40: 4.82 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.35
Projected Round
6th
Pos: 
Tough, disciplined linebacker best in the box. Rarely off his feet, breaks down well and effectively uses his hands. Strong, forceful up the field and stands up blocks from opposing offensive linemen. Instinctive, quickly locates the ball and works hard to make plays. Constantly around the action, sells out on the blitz and stacks well against the run.
Neg: 
Missed time due to injury and suspension last season. Displays average lateral speed in pursuit of the action outside the box. Inefficient, often too quick up the field and gets caught the trash.
Analysis: 
Tavai is a solid run-defending linebacker who could back up in the middle of the 4-3 alignment.