Scouting BIG man OG Chris Kemoeatu

2004 First-Team All-Mountain West Conference selection...First-Team All American in 2004 from several outlets...2003 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference

Chris Kemoeatu School: Utah
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 344 40: 5.38 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter and an All-Conference selection as a senior. Consistently grades out as one of Utah's better linemen.

Positives: Nasty blocker with outstanding size. Displays power and jolt at the point of attack, turns defenders from the line or easily removes pass rushers out of their angle of attack. Good blocking vision, effectively uses angles and quick if asked to kick out or pull across the line of scrimmage. Gets movement from run blocks, mashes opponents or engulfs them at the point of attack. Plays with a nasty attitude and works to destroy defenders. Extends his hands to keep opponents away and anchors in pass protection.

Negatives: Gets tall and not a knee bender or leverage blocker. Lacks fluid footwork in space and not effective blocking in motion.

Analysis: A king-sized blocker with surprising athleticism and overall skill, Kemoeatu has the abilities to be an immediate and productive starter at the next level. Stand to shed a few pounds, which would only improve his agility and skills on the move but a prospect that could soar up draft boards with good interviews prior to April.

2004 First-Team All-Mountain West Conference selection...First-Team All American in 2004 from several outlets...2003 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference...2002 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference... Physically dominating presence on the line...Extremely strong, and aggressive...Quick for his size, and gets off the ball...Good hand techniques, and strong in the middle in pass protection...Dominant run blocker, in the power run game, but needs to improve athleticism...Had some off the field problems, and health issues during college career...Physically ready to contribute immediately.


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