Scouting Report: Koa Misi

Written by Rob Engle on April 19, 2010

Koa Misi

Position: DE/OLB School: Utah
Height: 6’2 5/8 Weight: 251 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.76

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

2nd-3rd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 4
Toughness 8 6.5
Potential 10 7.5

Linebacker Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8 6
Coverage 8 4
Pass Rushing 8 6
Tackling 8 7.5
Instincts 8 4
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System


A 3 year starter at defensive end, started 36 career games. He’s explosive in short areas and is good in traffic. A good tackler. Good outside pass rusher. Runs under his pads. Has flexible hips to run around edges and get to the passer. Good first step. A good bit of upside.


Only average against the run. Doesn’t have a lot of experience dropping into coverage, but he looked capable of doing so at the Senior Bowl. May lack a killer instinct and doesn’t have a great motor. Doesn’t have a ton of pass rushing moves.


Misi is a raw prospect for a 3-4 OLB, most likely. He is a good pass rusher and a good tackler with average instincts. He’ll earn his money rushing the passer, but he’ll probably never be elite. He’ll be a pass rush specialist and special teamer early on and then move in as a good starter down the line. Medium ceiling/high floor type of guy.


Misi recorded 36 starts in his career at Utah, beginning in 2007.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-MWC.
2008: 2nd team All-MWC.
2007: Academic All-MWC.


Sociology major at Utah.


Father played football for Hawaii.


Misses 2009 season opener with back injury.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 67 33 34 5 2 0 0
2008 63 27 36 3 2 0 0
2007 67 29 38 2 0 0 0

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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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