Mike Iupati #76 G
Height: 6-5 Weight: 331 Age: 30
Born: 5/12/1987 American Samoa
Experience: 8th season
High School: Western HS [Anaheim, CA]
Selected By: San Francisco 49ers
Pick (Overall): 17 (17)
Iupati is a massive guard that started three years at Idaho although he did miss some time in 2008 after dealing with offseason shoulder surgery. He is one of the more powerful blockers in the draft and once he gets his hands on opponents it?s pretty much all over. Iupati was born in American Samoa and English is not his native language which can slow down his progress when it comes to learning new schemes and the playbook. While it may take Iupati a bit longer to develop into a front line player, he could have a long and productive career once he settles in.
Published: April 22, 2010 at 09:38 p.m.
The 49ers select Idaho G Mike Iupati at No. 17, their second first-round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.
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Published: April 8, 2010 at 06:25 p.m.
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