NFL Draft Scouting Report: Manase Hopoi

Manase Hopoi\DT\Washington

Full Name: Manase Hopoi         School: Washington

Ht: 6-3.5    Wt: 286    40: 5.18    Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Underrated defensive lineman with the ability to be used at several positions up front. Quickly gets off the snap with a nice first step, plays with good pad level and immediately locates the ball. Explosive, wedges between blocks and fluid changing direction. Effectively works hands throughout the action and displays an outstanding swim move. Pursues laterally with speed and a resilient defender who works until the whistle. Helps out on coverage teams.

Neg: Lacks size and growth potential. Easily turned off the play by single blockers.

Analysis: Productive and hard working, Hopoi has potential at the next level as a backup or rotational player. Size concerns will throw him into the late rounds of the draft yet could make a roster as either a three technique lineman or two gap defender.


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