Jonah Savaiinaea
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Jonah Savaiinaea
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Jonah Savaiinaea OT Arizona | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jonah Savaiinaea OT Arizona
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.20 seconds (63%*)
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 330 (85%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (63%*)
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Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.20 seconds (63%*)
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 330 (85%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (63%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 87.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
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Pass Blocking:
Run Blocking:
Overall Rank: #30 Position rank: #3
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 1680
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 89 Stars 247 RATING: 89/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
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Draft Profile: Bio

Jonah Savaiinaea hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended St. Louis High School. A three-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports, he quickly made a name for himself in the 2022 Polynesian Bowl. Known for his dedication and strong work ethic, Savaiinaea was recognized as an all-state player in high school and decided to join the Arizona Wildcats to further his football career.

In his freshman year at Arizona, Savaiinaea started all 12 games at right guard, playing 791 snaps and allowing only 2 sacks and no QB hits. His performance earned him an FWAA Freshman All-American title and an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. As a sophomore, he transitioned to right tackle, where he started all 13 games, playing 889 snaps and allowing 2 sacks. He was a key player in helping the Wildcats achieve a top-20 total offense and a 10-3 season record.

Jonah's impressive college career includes multiple honors, such as the 2023 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and being on the watch list for prestigious awards like the Outland Trophy and Polynesian College Football Player of the Year.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Quick out of his stance, matching rusher depth effectively.
  • Impressive lateral agility and quick footwork in pass protection.
  • High football IQ, adept at recognizing and handling stunts and blitzes.
  • Strong core and hand grip to neutralize bull rushers effectively.
  • Excellent awareness and teamwork in handling complex defensive schemes.
  • Excellent overall in pass protection with good balance and hand strength.
  • Versatile experience at both guard and tackle positions, offering scheme flexibility.
  • Massive frame and solid arm length provide a powerful blocking presence.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Hand placement can be inconsistent, sometimes landing too high on defenders.
  • Occasionally overextends, causing balance issues and susceptibility to counters.
  • Can be caught bending at the waist instead of maintaining proper knee bend.
  • Can look heavy-footed, struggles to mirror quicker edge rushers consistently.
  • Somewhat limited as a run blocker - lacks the range to pull effectively and can look stiff in space.
Scouting Report: Summary

Jonah Savaiinaea's profile highlights his strengths as a pass protector, with his massive frame, quick feet, and football IQ standing out. His balance and hand technique are exceptional in pass sets, making him tough to beat in one-on-one matchups. However, his run blocking needs work, particularly in lateral quickness and consistent hand placement, which can leave him vulnerable against quicker defenders.

His versatility, having played both guard and tackle, enhances his draft stock. Savaiinaea displays strong awareness in handling stunts and blitzes, and his ability to anchor against bull rushers is impressive. While he occasionally overextends and shows heavy feet, these are areas that can be refined with pro-level coaching.

Projected as a late first-round pick, Savaiinaea has the tools to develop into a dependable NFL starter. His pass protection is currently more polished than his run blocking, but with his raw power and adaptability, he has the potential to improve quickly.

Written By:
Lennox Tate (Pac-12)

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*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.