Sam LaPorta
Tight End from Iowa 2021 Draft Profile
Sam LaPorta
Height
6-4
Weight
249 lbs
College
Iowa
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Highland IL
65/100
Player Rating
21
PositionRank
4.75
FortyYD Time
Receptions
27
Rec YDs
271
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
10

Sam LaPorta TE Iowa Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Good effort at the point of attack and second level as a blocker. Intelligent and will quickly acclimate to an NFL offense.
  • Can effectively place a block on a pass rusher before starting route by sinking fluid hips and delivering a punch.
  • Has good hand-eye coordination and body control to turn and adjust to poorly thrown balls.
  • Good short-area foot quickness with very good footwork.
  • A savvy, reliable pass catcher with good body control and focus. Soft hands and has the hand-eye coordination to secure wild throws.
  • Has extremely good, soft, natural hands. Consistently makes the clean catch.
  • Soft hands. Flashes good to very good tracking and overall body control to make catches outside of his frame.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent with his release off the line of scrimmage.
  • Only average lateral agility to elude and might not be fast enough to be a consistent threat down the seam against NFL competition.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.

How other scouting services rate Sam LaPorta (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
31.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
3.0