Nov 22, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies linebacker Hau
4. Hau’oli Kikaha dominates
The New Orleans Saints may have taken the draft’s most undervalued, and arguably the most polished pass rusher in the 2015 rookies class. But why did Hau’oli Kikaha fall into the middle of the second round? Well, he lacks the speed, but his explosiveness off the snap easily outshines that. Injuries were a huge concern for the Hawaii native, but he hasn’t missed a game since 2012.
We’re looking at a kid who led the NCAA with a staggering 19 sacks in 2014, totaling 32 in the past two seasons alone. Wow. The Black and Gold may have a steal here, and if all goes well, we could be looking at a potential game changer the minute the defense takes the field for the first time this year.
This is somebody who could single-handedly be a difference maker in the pass-rushing attack. Kikaha starts off his career for the Saints with a bang, shining at rookie minicamp, and on throughout training camp.
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