Isaac Slade-Matautia
Inside Linebacker from SMU   Scouting Report
Isaac Slade-Matautia
Height
6-1
Weight
235 lbs
College
SMU
Position
ILB
Class
Senior
Home town
Honolulu HI
70.0/100
Player Rating
23
PositionRank
4.7
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
31
Sol tackles
13

Isaac Slade-Matautia ILB SMU | NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

Isaac Slade-Matautia ILB SMU
NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.70-seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 lbs
Position rank: #23
Games Played: 37
Total Snap Count: 1660
Overall Rating: 70.0/100
Tackling:
Pass Rush:
Run Defense:
Coverage:
Strengths
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
  • Looks the part. Good height and a thick, muscular build. Long arms. Good overall athleticism and straight-line speed.
  • Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
  • Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses straight-line speed to stay with or chase down receivers in man.
Weaknesses
  • Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
  • He's a tweener who lacks the bulk and strength to be a thumper inside and isn't fast enough to stay on the weak side in the NFL.
  • Inconsistent hustle. Only adequate change-of-direction ability. Also loses his balance too often in the open field. Lacks size to bull rush stronger tackles.
  • Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
  • Often engulfed by NFL-caliber tackles due to his lack of height. Must improve consistency in beating cut blocks.

How other scouting services rate Isaac Slade-Matautia (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
183.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
37.0