Hau’oli Kikaha vs BYU (2013)

Created by Josh Deceuster on May 20, 2014


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  • Scouting Notes: Hau’oli Kikaha vs BYU (2013)

    Submitted by Page on Saturday, August 30th, 2014


      • - Pass – Frog stance; last guy off the line. Lands heavy punch, swats hand, bends edge.
      • - Run – fights through line of blocks, goes for strip. effective movement.
      • - Pass – standing up, heavy punch fakes inside spin but doesn’t have speed to get outside.
      • - Pass – Slow off line (frog), big punch knocks OT back, swims inside. Almost gets pressure. Success.
      • - Run - Reads read-option wrong, allows QB to get outside as he picks the RB.
      • - Pass – Good jump (standing), fights off double to move towards QB. minimal progress.
      • - Pass – Uses good hand placement and excellent leverage to drive OT back. Bends edge and gets a strip sack on the QB. Fantastic, technical play. Success.
      • - Pass – keep head down and pushes OT (who anchors) off the snap. Rounds him, but ball thrown.
      • - Run - Gets absorbed at first by line but puts OG on his back with leg power.
      • - Run – Untouched by line, FB comes up and shoulders him, Kikaha disengages on contact…gets tackle. Success.
      • - Pass – Fast GO, (standing) throws tight spin but OT uses good hand placement to keep him steady. Loss.
      • - Pass – OT has head down so he over-arms to the outside, bends and generates pressure. Success.
      • - Pass – Comes out hits hands away of OT, forklifts, bends edge…misses on sack but DT finishes. Success.
      • - Run - Throws cutting OG away from him and makes tackle on line. Success.
      • - Pass – Length use on speed-power is good, drives legs through. looks for swat while still driving.
      • - Run - Shows patience and makes correct read on Read-Option. Tackle. Success.
      • - Pass – OT head down, arm-overs, bends and shows good burst…QB Hit. Success.
      • - Run - Correct read on RO, but can’t catch QB. Lack of speed shown.
      • - Run – Sheds OT block but gets running dive blocked by FB. Taken down.
      • - Pass – Sheds block at the line. good closing speed to hit thrower who holds ball too long. Success.
      • - Pass – OT jabs him in the chest when he throws inside swim. completely stops. Loss.
      • - Run – Makes correct read on RO, but can’t chase down QB….dives and misses legs.
      • - Pass – Outruns OT around edge…falls down on end of bend, later catches RB for tackle downfield.
      • - Run – Swims OT and pursues play down line. gets hard tackle on RO. Success.
      • - Pass – Great leverage…..runs arc, but bends successfully around OT for QB pressure…dives at QB legs, misses, QB evades and runs. needs to finish plays. Success.
      • - Run – Takes on FB, gets stood up, sheds and tackles stalled RB.
      • - Pass – Bends edge, gets under OT block with solid, dip/hand use….sack. Success.

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Josh Deceuster

Josh has been a avid football and draft fan since high school, but didn't start participating in the process until 2010 when he first began writing about the draft at NFLMocks. Dissatisfied with highlight videos, he began editing full games to try to get a better feel on prospects and has complied three seasons' worth of games. He subsequently joined the team at Mocking the Draft, where he contributed articles and scouting profiles for the last two years. A Vikings fan by birth, Josh lived in Dallas during the Aikman/Irvin/Smith years, then spent high school and college in Washington. He now lives in Los Angeles working as an Assistant Production Assistant. See all posts by Josh Deceuster.