HEIGHT: 6'0 3/8"
—Has good short-area quickness.
—Triggers fast to the run. Has a good nose for the ball.
—Does a good job in the blitz. Shows a burst.
—Active hands in pass coverage and tackling.
—Shows good ball skills with the ball in the air.
—Heavy footed, has trouble with change of direction with shiftier ball-carriers.
—Ball-carriers can take away his angles and pull away from him in the open field.
—Not overly strong in tackling.
—Struggles downfield in man coverage.
—6 Games: 62 tackles, 4 INT, 1 PBU, 2 FF
Hufanga is a good athlete whose game translates best playing closer to the line of scrimmage. He is a short strider with some hip tightness but does a good job playing to his short-area-quickness ability. He is best in run support when it is between the tackles. When playing over the ball, he lacks the speed to chase some faster ball-carriers to the edge.
Given his burst and toughness, he does well blitzing but lacks rush moves and is best when used in a stunt. Tightness can show when asked to flip hips to get in or out of breaks. Shows the hands to catch balls away from his body. Ultimately, Hufanga lacks the speed needed to play as a deep safety but can find a role underneath and in the box.
GRADE: 7.0/10 (Future Role Player/Spot Starter) Round 4
OVERALL RANK: 172/300
POSITION RANK: S12
PRO COMPARISON: Landon Collins
Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings