NFL Draft Scouting Report: Vaka Manupuna

Vaka Manupuna\DT\Colorado

Full Name: Vaka Manupuna         School: Colorado

Ht: 6-0.5     Wt: 290     40: 5.15     Yr: 5Sr

Pos: High motor defender lacking top size\speed numbers. Plays low with excellent pad level, quick off the snap and possesses a terrific first step. Gets underneath opponents, works hands throughout the play and drives up the field. Redirects to the action, plays with good balance and immediately alters his angle of attack or changes direction. Solid head for the ball and instinctive.

Neg: Not strong and handled by single blockers. Engulfed at the point because of his lack of size.

Analysis: Playing hard for 60 minutes, Manupuna is an intense defender with good intangibles. Limited growth potential restricts his upside for the next level yet would be an asset to a roster as a seventh\ eighth lineman.