Photo of Alameda Ta'Amu
Grade
53.2 ?
  • 5.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 348LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Ta'amu was a big-boned, powerful inside force for Washington who projects to play the nose tackle position in a 3-4 defense at the next level. He has the ability to hold up lineman and clog lanes to keep linebackers clean, which helps his value. He has been so effective here that there have been some arguably "less-talented" players at Washington who have been extremely productive because of his presence inside on the line.

Analysis

Strengths

Ta'amu is a powerful and forceful player against the run who can get off the ball on the snap and into a lineman's face quickly. He is good to hold two blockers to create lanes for his linebackers. He is big-bodied and is a savvy player in terms of understanding his role within the defense. He can engulf running backs by using his long, strong arms or by pushing the interior of an offensive line into the backfield entirely.

Weaknesses

Ta'amu is a slow-mover who is not involved in terms of rushing the passer or having any productivity to plays away from him. He does not have much of a repertoire in his bag of pass-rush moves and doesn't use his feet or hands to get off blocks. He is a non-explosive player who will rarely run down a quarterback or running back in the backfield, and he has little value playing in a 4-3 defense.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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