Photo of Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Drafted By: Eagles

Combine Results

Grade
5.13 ?
  • 5.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Big V" helps upgrade a shaky offensive line unit. He lacks standout physical traits in the pass or run game but he's assignment-oriented and a much needed investment for Carson Wentz's security. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 1/4" Arm Length
  • 320LBS. Weight
  • 10 5/8" Hands

Overview

In high school, Vaitai and his two younger brothers Will and Kevin formed the left side of his team's offensive line. Not surprisingly, Haltom, Texas' running offense was quite left-handed. Halapoulivaati was the top prospect among the three due to his size. He played five games as a back-up in his first season in Fort Worth, and then earned seven starting in year two (first five at right tackle, two at left tackle). Vaitai continued to show versatility, starting at right tackle in 2014 and left tackle in 2015.In his senior year, he garnered second team All-Big 12 honors for the second-ranked scoring offense in the country (46.5 points per game).


Pro Day Results


Bench: 27 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical: 32 inches
Short shuttle: 4.56 seconds
3-cone: 7.7 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Has played both right and left tackle spots at TCU. Shows decent lateral quickness off the snap on zone runs. Adequate athleticism in space as run blocker. Well-­schooled and shows some technical savvy. Looks to land first and with inside hand as pass protector. Keeps head up and chin tucked on most of his pass sets. Able to see twists and games up front and is rarely fooled by them.

Weaknesses

Too stiff-­legged and upright after the snap. Can give ground to bull rushers due to high pad level. Very poor hand strength and is inconsistent with arm extension. Lacks strength in hands to latch on and control a rep and allows defenders to break away from him. Very average foot quickness for power step back to challenge inside moves. Doesn’t gain enough ground to the edge in shuffle slides and will be beaten around the corner by athletic, NFL rushers.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

Bottom Line

Vaitai has been a full-time starter over the last two seasons for a successful TCU squad, but doesn’t have the plus athleticism to play left tackle or the hand strength and core power to start on the right side. Despite decent technique and football intelligence, may be too lacking in physical qualities to make the NFL leap.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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