Luke Tenuta

Luke Tenuta

Measurements
  • Height
    6080
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    26
  • Weight
    319lbs
  • Arm
    32 7/8
  • Speed
    5.41
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
Jack M - Scout
Luke Tenuta
  • Overall Rank
    287
  • Position Rank
    32
  • Position
    OT
  • Age
    22.8 Years
  • Team
    VIRGINIA POLYTECH INST

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2019 5 13 3 4 13
2020 9 11 4 0 9
2021 12 12 2 1 6

Build

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

Tenuta has prototypical tackle size. He has a tall frame with a little bit shorter arms. Long, sturdy upper body with skinny legs. Definite room for growth in the lower half at his height.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Tenuta shows average instincts as he understands where the ball is going and how to position himself to keep the defender from getting to the ball carrier. He shows limited toughness in his blocking though. He is sufficed with merely walling off the defender while not trying to drive him out of the gap. More effort and toughness with his large frame would help in his run blocking.

  • Toughness
    4
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 4.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Tenuta shows limited athleticism out of his large frame. His explosiveness is average. Being 6'8", more athleticism is needed to bend and get into a balanced, powerful position and he struggles doing so. Knee and ankle bend is limited because of such and makes it tough for him to displace defenders. His play strength is limited due to inability to gain proper leverage because of his lack of bend. He will let defenders into his chest and use his large frame to keep them away from the defender.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    3
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 3.8

Technical

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

Tenuta shows limited run blocking ability. Proper leverage is a must for run blocking and his size has held him back from achieving that. In pass protection, he has average footwork on his sets but will never punch the defender first. He lets defenders into his chest so he can punch on the shoulder pads from the outside. This technique leaves him in a weaker position and makes him have a limited anchor. His second level ability is limited because of a high pad level. He is able to get out well on traps and in space because of his footwork.

  • Run Block
    4
  • Pass Block
    4
  • Strike/Punch
    3
  • Disposition
    4
  • Second Level Ability
    4
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    5
  • Footwork
    5
  • Anchor
    4
Grade 4.1

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?
Tenuta is a two year starter and All-ACC Honorable mention along with an invitee to the Shrine game. Tenuta's large frame should allow him the opportunity to earn a spot in camp with a team. His size will keep him out at tackle and he will need to work on developing a better punch with his hands and keeping his pads lower in all phases of his game.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Virginia
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Best pass protection
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Notre Dame
  • Oct - 09 - 2021
  • Gave up 2 pressures and struggled in run blocking
Best Trait
Size
Pro Comparison
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