Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Hawaii ILB Jahlani Tavai

Basics:

Name- Jahlani Tavai
College- Hawaii
Position- ILB
Jersey Number- 31
Class- Junior

Measurements:

Height- 6’4
Weight- 235 lbs

Pros:

Has great size
Has good speed
A tackling machine
A relentless defender
Very ferocious defender
Gets good pressure on the QB
Is a good pass rusher
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
A tough nosed player
Very physical
Has good instincts
A good cover LB
A hard hitter
A run stuffer
Has put up really good sack numbers so far at Hawaii
Does a great job of bringing the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Cons:

While he has good speed he does not have elite LB speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats(As of Week 7):

Games Played: 34, Tackles: 246, Tackles For Loss: 32.0, Sacks: 13.5, Interceptions: 2, Pass Breakups: 4, Forced Fumbles: 2, Fumbles Recovered: 3