Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Josiah Tauaefa

Inside LineBacker
School: UTSA | Conference: C-USA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.2 / 235 | 40: 4.78 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.08
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Tough, hard-charging linebacker best in the box. Breaks down well, hits hard and goes all out. Strong, attacks ball carriers and defeats blocks to get to the action. Effective with his hands, rarely off his feet and displays good change of direction. Wraps up tackling and brings ball carriers down at the point of attack.
Neg: 
Often too quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Haphazard in his movements. Inefficient and runs around too much. Displays marginal pursuit speed.
Analysis: 
Tauaefa is a high-energy defender with great intensity. He makes a lot of plays based on his hustle but really needs to polish his game. More of a two-down defender, Tauaefa’s greatest value will be on coverage units.