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Grading System
LAUVALE SAPE
Position: DT
Class: Sr
School: Utah
Conference: MWC
Ht., Wt.: 6'1½, 297
40 Time: 5.14
Grade: 3.42

Selected by Buffalo Bills
Round 6, pick 14 (187 overall)
BIO: Second-team All-Conference choice as a senior posting 23 tackles with four tackles for loss, one sack and three pass defenses. Started two games the prior season yet still named second team All-MWC after totaling 25-11-5. Played sparingly his first Two-years in the program.

POSITIVES: Athletic prospect relentless in his pursuit of the action. Breaks down, flows to the ball and moves well laterally or forces the action up the field. Explodes off the snap, displays a good spin move and can twist or stunt. Drives his feet forwards, doubled in the middle of the field and keeps coming until the whistle blows. Displays a solid change of direction, rarely off his feet and makes a lot of plays laterally.

NEGATIVES: Not a wide-body in the middle, handled at the point by a single blocker and wears down over the course of a game.

ANALYSIS: Picked up the tempo of his game as a senior and grades out high athletically but may not have an ideal pro position.

PROJECTION: Early Seventh Round

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