Uriah “Lopa” Leiataua
Projection: Mini-Camp Invite
Uriah Leiataua was injured most of his time for BYU. The former three star recruit really struggled to find a routine with the Cougars, although he will be remembered for his 1.5 sacks against Utah and forcing a pivotal fumble against Virginia.
Leiataua is the kind of players that may leave NFL scouts wonder “What if”. Could this be the kind of player who could come in for an injured player and give a few solid snaps on defense? His grades show he is brilliant and can probably pick up a defense really quickly as well (4.3 GPA in high school, Academic All-American).
I believe that after the draft ends, a few teams will invite Leiataua to try out for the team to see what he brings to the table. Ultimately, he may have the kind of career that sees his jump between the NFL and a smaller league like the USFL or XFL.