Marist Liufau
Marist Liufau  LB  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Marist Liufau
Height
6-2
Weight
234
College
Notre Dame
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Kalihi, HI
81.2/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (LB)
4.64
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
44
Sol tackles
23

Marist Liufau LB Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Marist Liufau LB Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.64 seconds (70%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 234 (27%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 34 1/4 (86%*) Span: 79 (90%*)
Forty: 4.64 (C) (70%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.64 seconds (70%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 234 (27%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 34 1/4 (86%*)
Span: 79 (90%*)
Forty: 4.64 (C) (70%*) Shuttle: DNP
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
(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
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Overall Rating: 81.2 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
61%
Pass Rush:
67%
Run Defense:
70%
Coverage:
85%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #147 Position rank: #10
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1402
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Pete Werner - Ohio State
82%
Henry To'oTo'o - Alabama
78%
Dorian Williams - Tulane
73%
Draft Profile: Bio
Marist Liufau from Punahou High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Liufau joined Notre Dame after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Liufau saw action in 10 games and played a total of 206 snaps at linebacker for the Fighting Irish. He recorded 13 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 10 stops. In coverage Liufau notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 121.8. As a pass rusher, he added 4 total pressures, which included one QB hurry, one QB hit, and 2 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Fighting Irish in 2022 Liufau played in 12 games and took part in 601 snaps for the Fighting Irish. He recorded 30 tackles, 17 assists, while adding 15 stops. In coverage Liufau made one pass breakup, one interception, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 26.5. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 11 total pressures, and 10 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2023 as a junior Liufau played in 12 games and contributed on 595 snaps. He recorded 29 tackles, 14 assists while making 22 stops. In coverage Liufau chalked up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 90.2. As a pass rusher, he produced 26 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • 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.
  • He’s a capable blitzer with the ability to close quickly. He’s also very good in coverage, rangy with good awareness in zone coverage, and fluid and fast enough to run with most tight ends.
  • Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when the passer steps up.
  • Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
  • Liufau shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
  • Liufau can move laterally and chase in pursuit. A tough, violent tackler with a non-stop motor, Liufau also shows good awareness when dropping into coverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s not a guy who can be put on the edge every down and be expected to consistently create pressure.
  • Liufau is in a hurry to get upfield but shows poor instincts when locating the ball against the run.
  • Liufau is on the small side, and his frame is pretty much maxed out. Despite his effort and intensity, he’ll simply get swallowed up at times.

Marist Liufau percentiles vs other Linebacker's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Marist Liufau (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
135.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*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.