Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Isaac Asiata

Isaac Asiata, Utah
6-3, 323
He is the cousin of Matt Asiata, formerly of the Utes and currently of the Minnesota Vikings. He served a two year Morman Church mission, returning to football in 2013, and was a part time starter that season.
Asiata started every game from 2014-2016, mostly at LG, but played seven games at RG as well.
He was named second team ALL-PAC12 as a senior.
The Good
Massive frame that swallows defenders whole.
Versatile, as he can play both sides at guard, and can also play center.
Will out work everyone on the field.
Has a solid nasty streak.
Solid pad effort, and is very powerful.
Solid quickness, and makes good reads on defenses.
The Bad
Aggression gets to be to much at times.
Did not receive as many accolades as his peers in this class.
Hand work is all over the place.
Can be shown to lunge at times, and loses balance. Needs better body control.
Needs to be more disciplined and honed in.
Final Overview
Simply put, he needs to calm down some on the field. His nastiness is a good thing, but he needs to control it better. He played his best games against strong opponents in college, and has some very interesting skills, but overall, he just needs to get better focus and body control. If he can do these things, he has a bright future. He just needs some zen to go with his nasty.

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