NFL Draft Stock Update: Mana Silva Sticks Out Against Tulsa in Hawaii Bowl

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I was watching Tulsa tear apart Hawaii in this year's Hawaii Bowl, a couple of players stuck out to me: Greg Salas, G.J. Kinne and Damaris Johnson to name a few.
There was one player, though, who seemed to me to have a lot of draft-worthy potential, and that player is Hawaii safety Mana Silva.
After seeing Silva in on some great plays, including a delayed blitz and a fantastic run recognition and sideline pursuit, I started to do some digging on this guy, and guess what I found?
Even Scouts Inc., usually the most reliable source for player information, had no profile on the senior safety from Hilo, Hawaii.
Part of that is understandable, as there are a couple knocks against Silva:
Tweener Size: At 6'1", 210 lbs., Mana Silva is a little big for a defensive back. He could still play back there, but his size could become a hindrance. Some say that he could potentially move to outside linebacker, but that would require him to gain some more weight,...

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