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Patriots Draft Pick Profile: Cassh Maluia

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Oct 19, 2019; Laramie, WY, USA; Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Cassh Maluia (46) against the New Mexico Lobos at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots sixth round pick Cassh Maluia.

Cassh Maluia, LB: 6th round, 204th overall

Height: 6-0

Weight: 248 lbs

Born: 10/03/1998

College: Wyoming

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

Table inside Article
YEAR GP UA A TOTAL TFL YDS SACKS YDS PD FF FR INT YDS
2016 13 12 4 16 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
2017 13 33 41 74 3.5 5.0 1.0 1.0 4 1 3 1 0
2018 11 23 24 47 6.0 7.0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0
2019 13 33 28 61 7.0 13.0 0.5 0 1 0 0 2 30
TOT 50 101 97 198 16.5 25.0 1.5 1.0 6 2 3 4 30

Workout Numbers

Table inside Article
MALUIA COMBINE AVG. FOR POS.
Height 6-0 6-1
Weight 248 235
40 Yards 4.55 4.73
BENCH (225) 18 18
VERTICAL JUMP 33 34
LONG JUMP 9'08" 9'11"
SHUTTLE 4.40 4.30
CONE 7.16 7.18

*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

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