2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about VITA VEA: Washington, 6040 347 5.10. Junior entry. One-and-a-half year starter from Milpitas, CA. Lines up at nose tackle and defensive end in the Huskies’ multiple defense. Was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Also was the winner of the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the Pac-12 as voted on by offensive linemen in the league. Vea was the major factor in Washington leading the country in run defense. Two gap ability. Strong at the point of attack. An elite run defender with the ability to stack double teams. Doesn’t stay blocked. Gets jammed up on low blocks. Strong bull rush and also uses a club arm over move. Can stand up almost any blocker with a low center of gravity, hands inside, and is ready to make a play. Uses his strong and violent hands to manhandle a blocker’s arms. Pressures the quarterback up the middle with an almost unblockable bull rush. Explosive up the field. Has been known to drive an offensive guard into the backfield. Will hustle to the perimeter to make a play. Endurance is a question because he does play hard then has to take a play off at times. Needs to work on more pass rush moves and a plan for his rush. Struggles against low cut blocks and gets taken off his feet. A raw talent who needs technique work but has the ability and man strength to contribute early in his career. 2017 stats: 44 T, 5.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 4 PBU, 1 BK. OSR:2/22. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-10, BP-41, 10-1.78).