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Koa Misi (DE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    251 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 7/8 in.
  • College:
    Utah
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Miami Dolphins
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 8 (40)
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Pick Analysis: The Dolphins continue to upgrade their defense with the selection of Koa Misi. A high-motor edge rusher with sneaky speed and quickness, Misi excels at creating pressure off the edge and has the potential to become a double-digit sack artist in their scheme. The Dolphins needed a replacement for Jason Taylor and Joey Porter, and Misi definitely has the skills to fit the bill.

Overview

Misi has good size and strength for the linebacker position. He has played both with his hand in the dirt as well as in a stand up position. He is a tough, hard-nosed competitor that will fit best as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Misi will need some work reading route progressions and will be a liability in pure man coverage. Wright is an aggressive defender that attacks the line of scrimmage to disrupt the run as well as rush the passer effectively. Misi is a good football player that will take some time to transition into the linebacker position, but should contribute on special teams as well as a backup as a rookie.


Strengths

Misi has the look, size and strength of an outside linebacker in a 3-4. Displays the toughness needed to hold the point of attack. Is a productive, smart player who always finds ways to contribute. Has the versatility to stand up or play with his hand down. No questions about his durability.

Weaknesses

Only possesses average coverage skills and has limited experience in this area. Is more comfortable playing in a crowd, lacks some agility in space and grasps for air on occasion. Can struggle containing shifty backs on the perimeter. Is an inconsistent reactor, especially when reading in coverage.

Grade

7.6

 

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