As a four-star prospect, and one of the highest rated tight end recruits in the country, Levine Toilolo (pronounced La-Veen Toy-lo-lo) starred at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, Calif. Toilolo comes from a highly athletic family tree. He has three uncles: Dan Saleaumua, Edwin Mulitalo and Joe Salave'a, who played in the NFL. He also has two cousins in Jacob Tauanuu and Jericho Toilolo who played college football at San Diego State and Cal Lutheran, respectively. His cousin Mele Leasau played college basketball, and his other cousin Jennifer Saleaumua was an All-America volleyball player at the University of Nebraska. Toilolo’s sister, Chasity, was a track athlete at the University of Utah.
Toilolo didn't have his career start off the way that he would have liked. He didn't see action in 2009, and was lost for the season in the first game of 2010, after hauling in a 27-yard reception. Things got better in 2011 as Toilolo caught 25 passes for 343 yards and six touchdowns. He was an honorable mention for the all-conference team. In 2012, Toilolo played in 14 games, and caught 24 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns.
Toilolo has a massive frame. Good leaping ability, very difficult to defend in the end zone. Excels in the intermediate and deep game. Extends to catch the football. Has good acceleration. Coordinated enough to line up in the slot or outside in order to take advantage of mismatches. Comes off the line with little wasted motion. Good hip flexibility, and nimble feet.
Extremely inconsistent. Will not always fully extend to make the catch. Slow with his hands as a blocker, and plays too high. Defenders can get into his chest and move him backwards. Routes can be a bit leggy, struggles in the short passing game. Can be effected by jams at the line.
Toilolo has a massive frame to combine with good athleticism and leaping ability. He needs to clean up his inconsistencies by fine tuning his technique, but he does have starter upside. At the very least, he will be an interesting weapon to use in the red zone.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.