Biography: "Opportunistic safety with nice size and speed. Effective facing the action, shows the ability to drive to the ball out of his plant and has a nice break to the play. Wraps up tackling and brings opponents down on initial contact. Fights hard to defend the throw, best between the numbers and possesses good hands for the interception."
Positives: Lacks suddenness in his game and indecisive. More of a straight-line defender that does not quickly change direction or effectively redirect to ball carriers. Over pursues plays and inefficient.
Negatives: Silva has done a terrific job the past two seasons and is a ball hawking safety that would be best at the next level in a zone system which reduces his lateral responsibilities.
Analysis: "Former Oregon State transfer that started the past two seasons for Hawaii, winning all-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last year included 85/8/7 after 74 tackles with four pass defenses the prior year."
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