Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Sione Takitaki

Outside linebacker
School: BYU | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 238 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.62
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Athletic linebacker prospect who comes off a tremendous senior campaign. Fluid, slides off blocks and gets depth on pass drops. Stays with tight ends down the field, competes to break up passes and shows a nice burst to the action. Quickly changes direction and displays speed in pursuit of the action and the ability to quickly run down ball carriers in the open field. Sells out on the blitz and quickly gets to the action but remains disciplined with assignments.
Neg: 
Hesitant. Easily blocked from the action by a single opponent. Misses too many tackles. Missed half of the 2015 season and all of the 2016 season due to team-imposed suspension.
Analysis: 
Takitaki is a great human story who watched his game take off last season and went from an ungraded prospect to a potential mid-round choice. He's a three-down defender as a traditional weakside linebacker and will only improve with experience.