Hau’oli Kikaha vs Washington State (2013)

Created by Josh Deceuster on May 23, 2014


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

    Submitted by Page on Saturday, August 30th, 2014


      • - Pass – Inside stunt, Kikaha gives heavy hit to OG, but the guard anchors well.
      • - Pass – 5 tech. Absorbs double team and raises arm for tip ball attempt.
      • - Run – stationary blocked at LOS, by the time he disengages he is too slow to catch RB.
      • - Pass – Lined at MLB. Fires through line untouched after running on snap…levels RB, who takes block.
      • - Run - Reads inverted veer correctly, gets untouched tackle at line.
      • - Pass – 5 Tech. Inside swim and active hands beat OG, but he is knocked down by punch in QB’s face.
      • - Pass – Unsuccessfully runs on snap…has to wait from MLB blitz. Wins on inside move vs guard…falls.
      • - Pass – Chases down screen from DL to opposite sideline. Success.
      • - Pass – Throws tight inside spin to beat OT, but ball is out mid-spin. Explosive play. Success.
      • - Pass – Gets hands on OT first, swats hands away, then bends edge and dips. Grabs QB for sack. Success.
      • - Run - Good backfield vision. Disengages and dive tackles RB in hole.
      • - Run – Over-arms OT easily but has his ankles broken by the Wazzu runner and collapses.
      • - Run – Easily swims OT but dives immediately at RB’s legs and misses. Must finish better.
      • - Run – Cruises down LOS untouched and wraps up the ball-carrier.
      • - Run – OT gets inside on him early, but Kikaha overpowers him by pushing off and wrapping up runner in the backfield after a LB misses his tackle. Success.
      • - Pass – Fakes inside move and swims to outside shoulder. Wins, but falls down trying to bend edge.
      • - Run - Uses length to keep OT from his chest, shoves off and grabs runner. Success.
      • - Pass – Speed-power use to drive LT back to QB’s lap, but no pressure made after OT gathers.
      • - Pass – Slow off line. Throws bad spin move inside, which is stopped…Coverage sack by Kikaha multiple seconds later after QB scrambles back into him.
      • - Pass – Drives OT back using length, once he has him on skates throws explosive inside spin and runs at QB…hits him as ball is thrown. Success.
      • - Run – Unblocked tackle on line.
      • - Pass – Speed-power stuffed. Needs better leg drive, but length use was adequate. Loss.
      • - Run – Pushed off ball to start by OT, but sheds and makes (2nd effort) tackle.
      • - Pass – Swats OT’s hands down and bends edge (awkwardly) for Pressure. Success.
      • - Pass – Stops rushing to cover RB screen. Good awareness.
      • - Run – Holds LOS and gets gang tackle on RB.
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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.