Josiah Tauaefa   #48 LB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 235   Age: 22

Born: 3/5/1997 USA

College: Texas-San Antonio

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Lake Dallas HS [Corinth, TX]

TCKL

6

SCK

0.0

FF

1

INT

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Combine 2019

Strengths

Very energetic and good physicality. Never lets up and is always around the ball. Volume tackler. Downhill attack is his default. Rapid responder to play flow. Adequate acceleration to close out ball carriers. Scouts praise him for football intelligence. Sets-up and slips blocks effectively. Has size and strength to muddy run lanes between tackles. Wrap and roll tackle finisher. Accomplished A-gap blitzer with jump-cut to unlock opposite gap.

Weaknesses

Big, but lacks athletic cut. Upright, freestyling approach lacks discipline. Instincts are uneven and will guess-and-go. Too quick to trust his keys. Gets caught racing past leverage points in flows to perimeter. Ducks head into take-ons and loses sight of ball. Possesses toughness but plays with finesse at times. Needs more purposeful attack into climbing blocks. Pulled out of the middle of the field in coverage.

5.4