BIOGRAPHY: Registered 36 tackles as a senior primarily coming off the bench. Full-time starter as a junior when he posted a career-high 66 tackles.
POSITIVES: Hard-working two-down defender who shows a good head for the ball. Forceful up the field, explosive filling gaps and wraps up tackling. Stays with assignments, diagnoses the action and plays with reckless abandon. Aggressively puts his shoulders into blocks.
NEGATIVES: Struggles in coverage and lacks top sideline-to-sideline range. Possesses a short burst of speed that he cannot sustain.
ANALYSIS: A passionate football player who is a leader on the field, Lua lacks the top athleticism to be anything more than a backup middle linebacker. Has a special-teams mentality, which is added value.