PFF scouting report: Isaac Seumalo, G, Oregon State
Below is the PFF draft profile for Oregon State G Isaac Seumalo, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Starting guard, more likely in a zone scheme.
Stats to know:
No. 6 overall guard in 2015. Finished ninth as a run-blocker and 12th in pass-protection.
What he does best:
• Maintains and controls blocks. Little flash to his blocks, but he sustains and gives running backs a chance.
• Rarely loses badly in the run game. Very few plays in which he was dominated at point of attack.
• Locates defender on the move, better at doing this at the second level.
• Sound pass-protector, doesn’t get put on skates, anchors well.
• Surrendered only four pressures on 407 attempts in pass protection.
• Not a “mauler.” Will not provide the powerful, dominant blocks that scouts love.
• Can lose ground initially in the run game.
• Struggles with power at times.
• Had had a few mental errors in pass protection.
Player production comparison:
Jon Asamoah. Asamoah has been one of the league’s better pass protectors and a sound run-blocker throughout his career; it wouldn’t be surprising to see a similar path for Seumalo.
While the powerful, dominant run-blocks may turn heads, there’s something to just being in the right position and sustaining blocks consistently, and that’s where Seumalo provides value. He won’t lose often in the run game or in pass protection, providing a sound level of guard play in a league that is lacking in that area.