Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Pita Taumoepenu

Outside linebacker
School: Utah | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 243 | 40: 4.67 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
First-year starter who played a prominent role as a pass rusher over his final three seasons. Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 in 2016 after making 41 tackles (12 for loss) with nine sacks and three forced fumbles. Combined for 11.5 sacks the prior two seasons.
Pos: 
College defensive end who projects to outside linebacker at the next level. Athletic, can bend off the edge or immediately alter his angle of attack. Possesses tremendous first-step quickness and plays relentless football. Loses no momentum changing direction, has a closing burst and sells out to make plays. Displays good lateral speed and excellent range and has terrific quickness. Displays a nice inside move and the ability to redirect to the action.
Neg: 
Possesses poor size and average growth potential. Primarily made plays up the field at Utah and is undeveloped in coverage.
Analysis: 
Taumoepenu is an intense pass rusher who made a lot of plays up the field, consistently disrupting the action on the college level. He must stand out on special teams this summer but offers possibilities as a third-down specialist at the next level.