Scouting Report written by: Chad Davis
Coming from a small school like Midwestern State leaves a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to a prospect like Silatolu. After dominating Lone Star Conference defenders for the better part of two years, Silatolu was awarded the opportunity to prove himself against better competition at the Senior Bowl, but had to sit out due to a pulled hamstring. So while he is a bit of an unknown commodity, Silatolu possesses enough ability and flashed enough athleticism at the combine to be a highly intriguing guard prospect. A team will most likely take a chance on him somewhere in the mid to late second round.
Played left tackle in college and dominated inferior opponents. Blessed with a nice thick build suited for interior line play. Powerful lower half used to drive opponents off the ball. Powerful initial punch. Adequate upper body strength. Dominant run blocker. Great quickness when pulling. Locates targets at the second level and destroys them. Violent hand use. Plays with an edge to his game. Finishes blocks. Very agile when on the move.
Not a natural knee bender so must work on playing lower and maintaining leverage. Won’t be able to handle edge speed in the NFL so will have to play inside. Level of competition leaves much to desire when trying to evaluate. Overextends his upper half when in pass protection. Will take time to learn more complicated blocking schemes in the NFL. Technically raw and uses his superior power instead of proper technique at times.