Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 38 tackles/4 tackles loss/3 sacks. Junior numbers included 32/2.5/1.
Positives: Forceful space eater on the inside who?s tough to move off the point of attack. Plays with good pad level, flashes lower body power and fights with his hands throughout the action. Consistently doubled in the middle of the line, powers his way through blocks and gets behind the line of scrimmage to make plays. Better than average change-of-direction ability. Gets off the snap with a quick first step.
Negatives: Must improve his playing balance. Struggles getting off blocks and easily knocked from his angle of attack on the move.
Analysis: Meatoga has shown consistent improvement in his game the past two seasons yet has limitations for the next level. He projects as a backup conventional tackle in a four-man line.
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