- BProjectionRound 4-5
- YearRS Senior
- Hand9 ⅝
Strong Points: Productive, with a nose for the ball. Adequate size. Good strength and power. Playmaker with quick reactions. Physical at the point of attack. Good tackler. Fairly solid in coverage. Flashes pass-rush ability.
Weak Points: Off-field issues in the past -- suspended the entire 2016 season. Stands to improve size and speed.
The Way We See It: Takitaki is a talented football player, but it took awhile for his light to go on. He had some off-field issues early in his career but has matured, gotten married and grown up. He played all over in the BYU scheme, sometimes lining up inside, sometimes on the edge and sometimes walked off. He will be best in the NFL as a "Mike" or "Will," where his instincts and playmaking ability can shine. He still must bulk up more to take on and shed blocks, but the raw talent is there. He plays with a good motor and can be very aggressive; his game merely needs some refinement. Takitaki will be a solid mid-round pick who has a chance to eventually start in the league.