Utah’s Isaac Asiata is an absolute mauler who loves to move defenders off the line of scrimmage and set the tone.
Isaac Asiata is a nasty player who looks to knock defenders to the ground and always plays to the whistle. He has a thick and powerful frame that fits the ideal mold for an interior offensive lineman. However, he is also a good athlete with an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage.
Asiata routinely fires off the ball and delivers a powerful initial punch. This helps him create space and movement off the line of scrimmage. He can be described as a road-grader and is arguably the most aggressive offensive lineman in the 2017 NFL Draft.
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His athleticism is what makes him a special player because it allows him to play a more versatile game. Asiata is capable of reaching the 2nd level, pulling to the edge and trapping. He also does a good job using angles to seal the defender from the play.
This is a solid pass protector how is very active with his head on a swivel. Asiata doesn’t hesitate to provide help to a fellow lineman.
The areas where I have a slight concern surround his arm length and hand usage. He doesn’t have long arms which hurts his ability to gain inside placement. This isn’t a huge issue for a guard, but it’s something that puts him at a slight disadvantage.
Asiata also needs to do a better job remaining engaged to the defender and sustaining his blocks. This could be attributed to the fact that he tends to get over aggressive. He really wants to knock the defender to the ground with his initial punch but that sometimes sacrifices his positioning.
Current Draft Range: Late 2nd Round