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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > DT > Alameda Ta'amu

Alameda Ta'amu Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Pac12
School: Washington Huskies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #74
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 337 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 4.14 in 2012 by PIT

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.37
Bench press35
Vertical jump26.0
Broad jump8'7

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington

True nose tackles are hard for NFL teams to find. Most prospects are selected in the middle and late rounds since having the full skill set to play the position takes time to develop. Washington Huskies DT Alameda Ta'amu looks to be the second nose tackle prospect to be drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Ta'amu has an incredible frame, elite strength, and a real toughness to do the dirty work in the trenches. For a man his size, he moves well in tight spaces and can redirect the pile in either direction. The most important thing is that Ta'amu does very well against the run.

Although he is overweight, his stamina and motor are above average. In the NFL, he will be used in a rotation so stamina concerns aren't that important. In order to take his game to the next level, he'll need to work on maintaining leverage, keeping his pad level low, and work on ways to go around blockers instead of through them.

Ta'amu will receive a ton of attention from 3-4 teams and in particular, defenses that want to improve their run defense at the point of attack.

Last Updated Apr-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

Big body, tough to block. much quicker than you'd expect. high motor, high awarness. Stout 3-4 nose. could go round one.

Posted by:
lockhart985 01/28/12 09:18 PM

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