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NFL Draft Profile: Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Offensive Lineman, Oregon Ducks

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Oregon iOL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu
Oregon iOL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu
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Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu
Oregon Ducks

#71
Pos: iOL
Ht: 6050
Wt: 331
Hand: 1038
Arm: 3400
Wing: 8218
40: 5.30
DOB: 5/25/1999
Hometown: Hilo, HI
High School: Liberty
Eligibility: 2023


One-Liner:

Thick tackle with guard versatility who can create a push and finish. Aumavae-Laulu severely lacks balance and coordination and can not pass protect on an island. Outside shot to make a roster.

Evaluation:

Having experience at right tackle and right guard, Aumavae-Laulu displays strong leg drive to drive opponents off the ball on combo blocks. He uses his thick lower half to open up running lanes down blocking. His mean streak is apparent when he finishes defenders from the side or by driving smaller defenders. Using his upper body strength, Aumavae-Laulu can toss opponents with his club. He is an above-average straight-line athlete who can reach the second level and get toward the sideline on screens. Having severe issues with balance and coordination, the duck-footed Aumavae-Laulu frequently loses his balance when attempting to make sudden movements. When on the move, his base gets very narrow. Aumavae-Laulu lacks explosiveness in his kick slide and has bad lateral agility, preventing him from pass-protecting on an island. He is unable to shut down rushers that established a half-man relationship and gets outreached at extension, lacking grip strength to latch. Frequently lunging, defenders are able to avoid him. Quick-handed linebackers swipe his strike in space. Aumavae-Laulu fails to seal rushing lanes. He does not find work in pass protection. Thick right tackle with strong leg drive and upper body strength. Aumavae-Laulu can create a push and finish defenders. He severely lacks balance and coordination. Bad lateral agility prevents him from pass-protecting on an island. Aumavae-Laulu projects as a developmental guard prospect who has an outside shot to make a roster if he can limit his mistakes and improve balance and coordination. He is more likely to end up on a practice squad or as a free agent.

Grade:

7th Round

Background: 

Originally from Hilo, Hawaii. He attended Liberty High School and was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports. Began his college career at Navarro College. He played two seasons at Navarro College, contributing to a very successful offensive line. Transferred to the University of Oregon prior to the 2019 season. Decided to redshirt his first year at Oregon. During the shortened 2020 season, he started six games, playing right tackle and right guard. As a redshirt junior, he played in all fourteen games, totaling 710 offensive snaps and contributing to an outstanding offensive line. During his redshirt senior season, he played twelve games and was part of a very strong offense.