Louis Trinca-Pasat, DT

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chicago, IL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 290 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.962.85-- 32-4.307.40
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.942.851.71- 328'9"4.307.40

Player Overview

While Carl Davis and junior Drew Ott have received most of the national attention directed toward the Hawkeyes, Trinca-Pasat emerged as Iowa's more productive defensive lineman in 2014. The stumpy, energetic Trinca-Pasast led his group with eight tackles for loss in 2013 and paced the defensive linemen in 2014 with 65 stops over the 2014 regular season, including 11.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 6.5 sacks.

While Trinca-Pasat's production is impressive, he'll have to overcome marginal size and explosiveness to produce similar numbers in the NFL. Trinca-Pasat's quickness, power and relentlessness could, however, earn him a role in a rotation.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a short, squatty frame with a low center of gravity that helps him win the leverage battle. Strong, active hands to rip free of blocks. Good lateral agility and balance to slip off blocks as backs attempt to run by, latching on to build his gaudy tackle totals. Surprisingly quick given his frame and can disrupt by splitting gaps. Terrific effort in pursuit.

WEAKNESSES: More of a pest than a consistent disruptor. Too frequently loses to size and power at the line of scrimmage, getting knocked back when run at. Short arms give him limited opportunity to grab hold of ballcarriers when he is able to penetrate. Good initial burst to split gaps but is only an average athlete, overall, and isn't going to run anyone down.

--Rob Rang

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