Scouting Report: Koa Misi
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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.
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