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PFF scouting report: Leo Koloamatangi, C/G, Hawaii

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 3: A Hawaii Rainbow Warriors helmet is seen during the game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Boise State Broncos on October 3, 2015 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State defeated Hawaii 55-0. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Name: Leo Koloamatangi

School: Hawaii

Position fit: Center or guard

Stats to know: 2016 saw Koloamatangi yield 1 sack and 6 Qb hurries.

What he does best:

  • Generates good movement upon contact.
  • Good job working low to high with hands into block.
  • Moves well in space.
  • Raw blocking technique (high ceiling).
  • Played both center and guard while also making a start at left tackle.
  • Had a positive run-blocking grade in 10 of Hawaii’s 14 games.
  • Had third-highest percentage of positively graded blocks among guards in his eight games at the position.
  • Had a strong run-blocking grade in the East-West Shrine game.

Biggest concern:

  • Can over set blocks in pass protection.
  • While he can get to the second level, doesn’t always find and lock onto his target.
  • Unrefined in pass- and run-blocking techniques utilized at Hawaii and these will have to be honed in for an NFL offense.
  • Has to show he can consistently play at a high level either at center or guard.

Bottom line: Koloamatangi has impressive physical tools, and there’s room to improve his technique, making him an intriguing developmental prospect. He was above-average as a run-blocker and about average in pass protection, though a lot of his problems involved confusion and a lack of refinement. On film you see a player who switched positions often and never found a home but has great strength and athleticism. Koloamatangi has a huge upside because of his raw strength and athleticism along his fit in multiple run blocking schemes and the ability to play guard or center. Kolomatangi’s raw power and athleticism are some of the best in this year’s draft and the more you study his play the more you see his potential to be a contributor at the next level.

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