Rookie Watch: Iupati finding his way

Originally Published: December 22, 2010
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.

At Idaho, Mike Iupati was bigger, stronger and much more talented overall than the defensive linemen he was asked to block. He made it look easy -- and he's extremely naturally gifted.

But his technique needed a lot of work. At the Senior Bowl, against much better competition, it became clear Iupati was a grabber who often had his hands too wide -- which resulted in holding calls. Pass protection in general was a work in progress, but that didn't stop Iupati from being an immediate starter ...

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