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NFL 2024 Rookie Scouting Report: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Drafted By: Kansas City Chiefs


Height: 6’4”

Weight: 329

Arm Length: 34 ¼ 


40-Yard Dash: N/A

10-Yard Split: N/A

3-Cone: N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Vertical: N/A

Broad Jump: N/A

Bench Press: N/A



  • Play strength comes naturally from his large frame. 
  • Ideal size, length, and strength for an NFL OT. 
  • Starting experience at both RT and LT.
  • Transitions well when pulling and climbing to the next level. 


  • Footwork in his pass sets is below average.
  • Gets too upright out of his stance too quickly.
  • Can be late recognizing delayed blitzes and stunts.
  • Will lunge forward to reach with his length. 


  • Began at the University of Oregon before transferring to BYU. 
  • Second-team All-Big 12 in 2023.
  • Cousin of Detroit Lions’ OT Penei Sewell and Chicago Bears’ LB Noah Sewell.



The cousin of Bears’ LB Noah Sewell, and former first-round pick Penei Sewell, Kingsley Suamataia has football in his blood. However, has he shown enough throughout his college career to cement himself as a first-round pick or will he fall to Day 2?

One of the first things that pops out in Suamataia’s film is his size. A large individual, Suamataia has the height, weight, and length that NFL evaluators look for when it comes to offensive tackles. Because of how big he is, Suamataia doesn’t have to try extremely hard to generate strength and power; his frame does it naturally for him. Besides his size, another very valuable trait Suamataia has is experience. Having played a lot of football in Provo, he has experience on both edges of the offensive line at RT and LT. Besides this, Suamataia is a natural athlete as well. When climbing to the next level and when operating on pulls, Suamataia transitions very well and does a good job of remaining under control. 

Still, despite his athleticism, Suamataia’s footwork is below average, especially in pass protection. This could be due in part to the fact that he gets too upright too quickly when coming out of his starting stance. Because of this, he quickly finds himself in unfavorable positions to which he then overreaches in an attempt to get back into position. More so, despite his experience, Suamataia can be late at recognizing twists and delayed blitzes. 

Currently, Suamataia is on the cusp of being a Day 1 pick. While some mocks have him being selected in the first round, an equal amount also has him being taken in round 2. Either way, it looks like there will be some refining to do with the BYU product.


My Two Cents

Of the offensive tackles I scouted, Kingsley Suamataia has to be one of the more disappointing ones. It isn’t that he’s a bad player, more so that he didn’t live up to the hype surrounding him. He’s still a strong and athletic player, but I don’t think he’s worth a first-round pick. While he has experience at LT, I think he’d be better off on the right side or kicked inside to guard.

Drafted Round 2, Pick 63 to the Kansas City Chiefs

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