Isaiah Pola-Mao
Free Safety from USC   Scouting Report
Isaiah Pola-Mao
Height
6-4
Weight
205 lbs
College
USC
Position
FS
Class
Senior
Home town
Phoenix AZ
77.9/100
Player Rating
23
PositionRank
4.58
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
47
Sol tackles
32

Isaiah Pola-Mao FS USC | NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

Isaiah Pola-Mao FS USC
NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.58-seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 lbs
Position rank: #23
Games Played: 29
Total Snap Count: 1766
Overall Rating: 77.9/100
Tackling:
Run Defense:
Coverage:
Strengths
  • Very good instincts, especially in the box. Sound and solid tackler. Takes good angles in pursuit.
  • Possesses good straight-line speed, fluid hips to turn and run, and explosiveness out of his breaks. Good vision and anticipation as a free safety.
  • While built more like a cornerback than a safety, he has the vision, range, hitting ability, and ball skills teams want at free safety in the pass-heavy NFL.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • Possesses a tall, long frame with room to get stronger. Talented all-around athlete with good playing speed and range.
Weaknesses
  • Has very inconsistent tackling technique and too often just throws himself at the lower body of the ballcarrier instead of wrapping up.
  • Overaggressive and will miss tackle attempts. Needs to do a better job breaking down in space and using proper technique. Suspect anticipation and ball skills.
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Lowers his shoulder for the big hit rather than wrapping up securely.
  • Has a cornerback body and needs to continue to get stronger to be more effective shedding blocks.

How other scouting services rate Isaiah Pola-Mao (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
90.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
28.0