Noah Togiai

TE, Oregon State

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #81
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'4"
  • DOB 07/06/1997
  • WT 246 lbs


    PROS: Has some good explosiveness as a vertical route runner. Can incorporate a quick head fake or rocker step at the line of scrimmage in order to release and does well to stack with leverage early in his route. Able to maintain velocity through soft breaks down the field and snap his head back early in his route to locate the football. Will continue to work his route in between zones and attack the football away from his frame with decent hands. Can secure football through contact and on the boundary with good concentration.

    CONS: Agility in space a major question mark. Does not show the ability to sink his hips or gather his weight quickly to redirect, either as a blocker or as a route-runner. Limited reps available in terms of handling press coverage -- often working into zones  and winning in space with size/leverage. Shows some double-catching issues and will jump unnecessarily when addressing the football. Burst in anything but a straight line disappoints.

    Blocking ability is simply laughable. Misses in space as a stalk blocker, let alone a terribly poor hit rate as an H-back or in-line blocker. Cannot frame anyone in space: feet die miserably on contact and he arrives with almost no physicality to speak of. Leans into defenders and can be easily shucked; has little to no understanding of leverage and regularly leaves routes to the running backs open. Should be viewed exclusively as a receiver moving forward.