Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Shalom Luani

Safety
School: Washington State | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 202 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.25
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Junior college transfer who started two seasons for the Cougars. Earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2016 after making 68 tackles (8.5 for loss) with four interceptions, two sacks, one forced fumble and six pass breakups. Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 as a junior and made 90 tackles (three for loss) with four interceptions, two forced fumbles and six PBUs.
Pos: 
Tough, run-defending safety best playing downhill. Physical, aggressive and mixes it up with opponents. Displays a sense of timing and anticipation, shows a closing burst and wraps up tackling. Secure open-field tackler.
Neg: 
Lacks great lateral speed. Possesses average ball skills. Comes with ordinary size and speed numbers.
Analysis: 
Entering the season stamped as a street free agent, Luani picked up his game as a senior and will get consideration in the late rounds. He offers possibilities as a strong safety or zone safety and comes with a special-teams mentality.