Pac-12 Scouting Reports for 2021 NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft | Pac-12 Scouting Reports: USC Trojans

For information on USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Brandon Pili NFL Draft Scouting Report | Defensive Line

Positives: Wide-bodied lineman who fires off the snap with a quick first step and holds his ground. Works his hands throughout the action, breaks down well and plays with good knee bend. Keeps his feet moving and displays solid movement skills for a big man. Quick and also agile with nice change-of-direction skills.

Negatives: Not much of a playmaker despite his size. Does not show great power in his game and is often handled by a single blocker.

Analysis: Pili is a massive lineman who moves well around the field, but he never really developed his game in college. He possesses the size to line up as a zero-technique tackle, but he must start playing to that size and elevate his game.

Erik Krommenhoek NFL Draft Scouting Report | Tight End

Positives: Large blocking tight end with minimal upside. Blocks with solid fundamentals, stays square and easily turns opponents from the action. Anchors in pass protection. Consistently makes the reception away from his frame.

Negatives: Does not possess soft hands and drops catchable throws. Possesses average quickness and play speed.

Analysis: Krommenhoek had minimal impact catching the ball at USC but has the size, strength and mentality to be a blocking tight end in the NFL.

For information on USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Josh Falo NFL Draft Scouting Report | Tight End

Positives: Physically-gifted tight end who must translate his athletic skills into football production. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, gets down the seam, and creates mismatches. Has terrific size and also shows a lot of athleticism in his game.

Negatives: Displays little in the way of anticipation or awareness. Does not come away with the contested throw. Minimally productive the past three seasons and never built upon a promising freshman campaign.

Analysis: Falo is an impressive-looking physical specimen who flashed ability on occasion, but he has never been a consistent producer or elevated his game. He’s a free-agent prospect worth developing on the practice squad based on his size and speed.

For information on USC defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on USC cornerback Olaijah Griffin, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Stephen Carr NFL Draft Scouting Report | Running Back

Positives: Explosive ball carrier with a large upside. Quick-footed, makes several defenders miss over the course of a single run and shows the ability to makes multiple cuts every time he handles the ball. Possesses a burst through the hole, keeps his feet moving, and possesses the speed as well as agility necessary to turn the corner. Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who extends his hands and snatches the ball from the air.

Negatives: Easily brought down at the point despite his size and doesn’t break many tackles or pick up much yardage off initial contact. Modestly productive throughout his college career.

Analysis: Carr possesses the size and play speed to play at the next level, but he must elevate every aspect of his game and start to live up to expectations.

For information on USC safety Talanoa Hufanga, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Vavae Malepeai NFL Draft Scouting Report | Running Back

Positives: Rotational ball carrier who displayed consistent development in his game. Possesses outstanding vision, will pick and choose his spots, and runs hard on the inside. Finds the running lanes, turns upfield and runs north and south. Displays a burst that he turns on in a single step, runs with authority and gets a lot of momentum going. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield. Shows outstanding blocking vision and always works assignments.

Negatives: Moderately productive for USC and never took hold of the feature-back position. Not a creative ball carrier. Plays to one speed.

Analysis: Malepeai is an underrated ball carrier who is effective in all facets of the position. Productive carrying the ball, he is also solid pass catcher, and does a great job with blocking assignments. Though he will be a late-round pick, I fully expect Malepeai to make a roster at the next level and be a key contributor as a rotational running back.

2021 NFL Draft | Pac-12 Scouting Reports: Utah Utes

Samson Nacua NFL Draft Scouting Report | Wide Receiver

Positives: Part-time starter who is fluid, sized well, and comes back across the middle of the field to make himself an available target. Nicely makes the reception in stride. Gives effort blocking downfield.

Negatives: Plays to one speed and lacks a deep burst. Possesses small hands. Watched his production fall off a cliff the past two seasons.

Analysis: Nacua is a nice-sized athlete who has displayed reliable hands for the most part. Yet, after terrific freshman and sophomore seasons, he watched his impact fall off. He entered the season graded as a priority free agent but now projects as a street free agent who will have to make a roster the hard way.

2021 NFL Draft | Washington Huskies

For information on Washington cornerback Elijah Molden, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Washington EDGE Joe Tryon, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
For information on Washington defensive tackle Josiah Bronson, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Washington cornerback Keith Taylor, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

For information on Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike, check out his 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

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