Defensive tackle

Hercules Mata’afa – Washington State

Hercules Mata’afa

College- Washington State

Height- 6 feet 2 inches

Weight- 252 pounds

Position- Defensive End/ Tackle

 

Pros:

  • Explosive first step
  • Speed
  • Balance
  • Good hand use
  • Agile
  • Read/react
  • Relentless motor

Hercules Mata'afa

Cons:

  • Needs to improve his pass rush moves
  • Will overrun play

 

Overall

Hercules Mata’afa can play all over the defensive line but mostly plays tackle. He utilizes his explosive first step and ability to slip blocks to wreak havoc on offenses. Mata’afa’s high effort and nonstop motor are traits teams will love. He will be best suited to play defensive end or outside linebacker in the pros. He will also need to develop more pass rushing moves. With that being said, he is looking to be a 3rd round pick with a high ceiling in the NFL.

NFL Comparison: Leonard Floyd

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