What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE IUPATI: Idaho, 6052 331 5.31. Three-year starter
at left guard. Wide athletic body. A powerful man that plays with a good base.
Has an ornery and competitive streak. Can drop his butt and anchor a charging
defender. His natural position is left guard. Will need developmental time to
play the other three line slots not including center. Controls the defender with
his hands. Athletic in pass protection. He does have a tendency to lobster grab
a defender with his hands outside the frame and hold. Needs technique work in
his overall game. A dominant physical player that has a good change of
direction. Exhibits an explosive punch then locks out and drives the down
defender. A mauler that gets push. The team runs behind him. Runs his feet on
contact. Explosive on short pulls and fold blocks. Stays on his feet. Doesn’t go
to the ground. Must work to bend his knees. Can get high at times. Long arms and
big hands help him keep position on the pass rusher. Light feet in pass pro for
a big man. OSR:21/40. First round. (A-35, H-10 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.86).