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Draft Profile: Leo Koloamatangi

Hawaii’s Koloamatangi is pegged to be a late round sleeper by ProFootballFocus

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Vitals:

Name: Leo Koloamatangi

Position: OG/C

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 298 lbs.

Pro Day Results:

Event Result
Event Result
40 Yard Dash 5.29-5.57 sec
20 Yard Dash 3.06 sec
10 Yard Dash 1.78 sec
20 Yard Shuttle 4.94 sec
3 Cone Drill 8.00 sec
Bench Press 16 reps
Vertical 27.5 in
Broad Jump 8'3"
Results from NFLDraftScout.com

Unfortunately for UH fans, Koloamatangi is not expected to be high draft pick and may not be drafted at all. There is hope for the University Alumni as ProFootballFocus has pinned him to be a sleeper pick in the late round, rounds 5 or 6.

During his tenure as a Rainbow Warrior, he made 20 starts mostly on the interior of the offensive line. Koloamatangi has experience playing all three offensive line positions but was primarily used at guard. He received recognition for his work in 2016 when he was named to the all-Mountain West honorable mention team.

Leo Koloamatangi is noted to be a project player on the offensive line. His blocking technique, consistency and second level blocking must improve if becoming an NFL starter is in his future.

The tools are present and he was largely able to succeed at UH due to his raw athleticism. He moves well for an interior lineman and has great power at the point of attack.

According to PFF, he had a positive blocking grade 10 out of 14 games and 3rd in the nation in terms of “percentage of positively graded blocks among guards” (which PFF only tallied him at guard for 8 games but actually played 10). They also mention that he yielded only 1 sack and 6 QB hurries. The University of Hawaii Football website notes that Koloamatangi had 30 knockdowns.

I think he can be a successful NFL lineman and what he did in college shows there is something here. While his pro day numbers were underwhelming, it seems clear that there is more here than what has been measured.

In the words of PFF writer, Taylor Wright, Koloamatangi could be the “steal of the draft from the interior of the O-Line!”