RANK

50

TEAM DRAFTED

POSITION RANK

3

2021 DRAFT ROUND

EVAL GRADE

Potential Upside

OVERALL PICK #

Football Scout 365

Talanoa Hufanga

S

USC

EVALUATION GRADE DEFINITIONS

INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER

The prospect has consistently performed at the highest level in big moments vs. top competition. The player is an elite athlete, with elite traits that are apparent when watching his film. The player consistently demands an opponent's attention, which opens up opportunities for his teammates to thrive. He makes his team better by just being on the field.

POTENTIAL UPSIDE

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college that an NFL level coach could develop. The player might lack certain physical tools needed in specific NFL schemes. The player might have lacked a work ethic or needs to improve attention to detail.

DEVELOPMENTAL

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college. The player might be considered scheme dependent.

FOOTBALL SCOUT 365 CHALK BOARD

COMBINE MEAURABLES

Height

Weight

6'1"

215

Year

JR

40 Time

Vertical

Broad

SCOUTING REPORT

A versatile defender who can utilized in multiple spots on defense. (2020 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: DB Talanoa Hufanga, Jr., USC,...Hufanga led USC in tackles (62), interceptions (4) and forced fumbles (2) in 2020 and had 3 sacks. He ranks third nationally in interceptions (0.7) and 19th in tackles (10.3). He had an interception in 4 consecutive games this season, the first Trojan to do so since 1996. The junior is a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and was a semifinalist for the Witten Award). - Southern California Football(

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