Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Nifae Lealao

Defensive tackle
School: Vanderbilt | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 310 | 40: 5.21 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.88
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 23 tackles (four for loss) with three pass breakups as a senior. Recorded 22 tackles (four for loss), 2.5 sacks and three PBUs in 2016. Started four games as a sophomore and posted 18 tackles.
Pos: 
Nice-sized defensive tackle prospect with growth potential. Takes up a lot of room in the middle of the line, attracts double-team blocks and plays with leverage. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, keeps his feet and hands active throughout the action and plays through the whistle.
Neg: 
Displays average strength. Easily controlled by opponents and often knocked back off the ball.
Analysis: 
Lealao has shown flashes of ability the past two seasons and offers next-level size but must improve his playing strength to have any opportunity to make a roster. Considering his upside potential, he should be kept on a practice squad for future development.