Saints 2018 NFL Draft Prospect: Washington State EDGE Rusher Hercules Mata’afa – (Saints News Network) Sports NOLA

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If you just happened to be a first-year NFL Scout overseeing your very first NFL Draft this year, then you would probably be surprised to find out that the young man that some experts say has “the fastest first step in college football” as an outside defensive edge pass rusher, actually played a handful of snaps as an interior lineman / 1-Technique defensive tackle last season — despite the fact that he only weighs a little bit over 250 pounds.

That player’s name is Washington State defensive end / EDGE pass rusher Hercules Mata’afa (pronounced MOTTA-ah-fa), and he’s a possible 1st Round selection for the Saints at #27 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft in late …

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