Netane Muti

Guard

#73

Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 21

Weight: 315 lbs

College: Fresno State

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Biography

Netane Muti (pronounced nuh-than-EE MOO-tee) was born in Tonga but was an all-state offensive and defensive lineman in Hawaii. Injuries have really limited his ability to put up a strong college resume, however. He redshirted the 2016 season with an Achilles injury, played just the first two games of 2018 at left tackle before rupturing an Achilles, and then started just three games at left guard before a Lisfranc (foot) injury ended his 2019 season. In his only healthy season, Muti started all 14 games at left guard, garnering honorable mention 2017 All-Mountain West Conference honors.

Overview

Thick-boned guard prospect with heavy hands, booming upper body power and a limited amount of game reps due to a series of serious injuries. Muti plays a heavy, static brand of football that succeeds near his stance, but sees steeply diminishing returns when asked to venture from his home base. His hands and feet fail to cooperate, creating inconsistent balance and body control. He has adequate hands and feet for pass protection duties inside, but needs to upgrade his footwork. Muti has future starter potential for a downhill team, but his history of injuries could make buying in difficult on his draft slotting.

Strengths

  • Looks the part of NFL-level guard
  • Thick-boned with excellent mass throughout his frame
  • Bulldozing upper body strength
  • Uproots opponent's anchor when drive blocking
  • Booming knock-back power off the snap
  • Maintains ability to pop through first block and into second
  • Efficient inside hands to the frame in pass pro
  • Punches with very heavy hands
  • Grip strength to latch and hang on through engagement
  • Not a great bender, but still anchors against bull rush

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