Josiah Tauaefa, ILB, Texas-San Antonio #55

6006, 245, 4.72

Notes: From Corinth, TX. Redshirted in 2015. Played in all 13 games, starting 12, after moving from defensive end in the spring, posted 15 tackles, 9 tackles-for-loss, 6 sacks and 2 pass breakups in 2016. Played in 8 games, missing 3 due to injury, recorded 29 stops, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 2 PBU and 1 fumble recovery in 2017. Played in 12 games, made 113 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 2018.

Positives: High motor, high intensity player. Tough and physical. Very active and aggressive with good range and pursuit. Can shoot the gap and chase plays down from behind. Not timid about taking on blockers and attacking. Good character and work ethic.

Negatives: A bit overaggressive at times and will overrun plays. Average instincts.

Summary: Should be able to contribute on special teams and has some developmental potential.

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