Luiji Vilain

Luiji Vilain

Measurements
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    10 3/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    256lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Jamie Kelly - Scout
Luiji Vilain
  • Overall Rank
    300
  • Position Rank
    36
  • Position
    ED
  • Team
    WAKE FOREST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 7 4 0 10.5% 0
2020 5 3 1 5.1% 0
2021 14 11 2 11.8% 10

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate height and weight. Above the line frame and size, very thick in the chest and torso. Adequate length with big, muscular arms. Above the line lower body thickness, with good build in the thighs and rear.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Limited snap timing and anticipation, is often one of the last off the ball. Adequate instincts once in space, particularly shown when facing RPO. Above the line toughness through contact and adequate motor/effort, plays angry on every down.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average overall AA, with average speed and explosiveness. Adequate body control but poor flexibility/bend, struggles to contort his body around the edge. Adequate in space, with adequate COD, demonstrated strongly vs. RPO, keeps on his toes and positions himself athletically to make a read and initiate pursuit. Adequate play strength, is physical at the POA and in pass rush, powerful hands create a shock through offensive lineman.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    3
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Poor get-off vs. Pass. Limited pass rush technique: only has an average swipe move, will try to shoot inside but he lacks the explosiveness to make this a true threat. Adequate power in his hands, but limited hand speed and timing, will swing wildly at times and his rush approach appears uncoordinated. Adequate closing speed, can click to go and pursue with aggression and decisiveness. Adequate overall run defender. Average at the POA vs. Zone and Gap if he’s beaten off the line. Can frequently be trapped inside on stretch runs and pushed out of his gap. Adequate heavy hands and adequate ability to disengage, will be an active player vs. single blocks. Adequate play temperament, stays fairly disciplined in all phases.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    3
  • Pass Rush
    4
  • Heavy Handedness
    4
  • Point of Attack
    5
  • Disengage
    5
  • Closing Speed
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Play Temperament
    6
Grade 4.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Luiji Vilain is a Graduate Junior Transfer at Wake Forest who has featured in 26 career games. Four-star edge prospect coming out of high school, rated No.57 in the nation by 247Sports. Started his career at Michigan in 2019, where he struggled to get on the field and produce with zero sacks in his first two years. Transferred to Wake Forest in 2021 and broke out with a 10-sack campaign. Vilain projects as a reserve/roster bubble 43 defensive end in the NFL. Will likely be an adequate run defender from day one, but is unlikely to develop into a prolific, 10+ sack a year defensive end.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Louisville
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Sturdy at the POA, 1 sack
  • iconWorst Game
  • v NC State
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Limited Impact, 0 sacks
Best Trait
Physical Toughness
Pro Comparison
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