Hercules Mata’afa, ILB, Washington State

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Scouting Report: Hercules Mata’afa

2018 NFL Mock Draft

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School: Washington State Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Junior Height: 6-2 Weight: 252 lbs Projected Draft Round: 5-7

Scouting Report:

A penetrating defensive tackle at Washington State, Mata’afa does not have anywhere near the size to play that position at the next level, but could project as a move forward, gap plugging 3-4 inside linebacker. His instincts and natural football smarts allow him to quickly diagnose plays, and playing as the run stuffing inside linebacker in a 3-4, he could free up other linebackers to make plays. However, his excellent first step will intrigue teams to try him as a situational pass rusher off of the edge.

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