Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots sixth round pick Cassh Maluia.
Cassh Maluia, LB: 6th round, 204th overall
Weight: 248 lbs
Hometown: Compton, Calif.
Strengths: Experienced, three-year starter who also saw time as a true freshman; able to diagnose play quickly and takes good angles against ball carriers; great quickness, speed, and versatility on special teams.
Weaknesses: Smaller size often a disadvantage against bigger blockers; needs to shed blocks more consistently; pass coverage skills could improve.
Personal: Honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference in 2019.
Comparable NFL player: Elandon Roberts (Miami Dolphins), an undersized inside 'backer who worked his way up from special teams to a defensive regular.
View photos of Patriots LB Cassh Maluia in action during his time at Wyoming.
By the Numbers
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*From his Pro Day in March 2020
What they're saying …
"Maluia has good speed, agility and short-area movement skills, but he will be a long shot to earn a roster spot unless he can become a special teams star." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com