Satele has been a standout since his freshman season, playing a variety of roles for Hawaii. As a freshman, he started at both left tackle and left guard, earning 2nd team all conference honors, and Freshman All America honors. As a sophomore, he again earned post season honors, this time splitting time between left guard and center. As a junior and senior, Satele earned 1st Team All WAC honors.
The versatility really jumps out at you with Satele. He’s played - and stood out - at tackle, guard, and center in college. He has the ability to play any interior spot in the NFL. He is a good athlete, and shows good agility in pass protection. He also has the strength and power to control guys at the point of attack. He has played in a pass happy offense, so his pass blocking his well ahead of many other guard prospects.
While he has the attitude and talent to be a factor as a run blocker, Satele needs more work. Hawaii’s offense does not allow him to block in a pro offensive scheme, and he will have to adjust at the next level. He is also on the short side for an offensive lineman.
If a team has a little patience, Satele could develop into a quality interior lineman at the next level. He has the agility, strength, and attitude to play in the NFL. It is just a matter of refining his skills in a pro offense and continuing to develop.