Monday afternoon was a busy one for the front office of the Los Angeles Rams as they had BYU Cougars linebacker Sione Takitaki and Hawaii Warriors linebacker Jahlani Tavai in for pre-draft visits, per Rotoworld’s Josh Norris:
BYU LB Sione Takitaki is visiting the #Rams on Monday pic.twitter.com/yhoSa9RFh9— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 8, 2019
Hawaii LB Jahlani Tavai visited the #Rams on Monday pic.twitter.com/UNKRIlJcxm— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 8, 2019
Takitaki is a four-year senior from BYU who racked up 241 tackles, 33.5 tackles-for-loss, and 15.5 sacks in his college career. After originally having a rough start at BYU (kicked off team for freshman dorm room fight, voted back on the team), Takitaki developed into a team captain and leader. Per NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein, Takitaki is a round 7/priority free agent quality of player.
Tavai was also a four-year senior like Takitaki, though the Hawaii linebacker registered 390 tackles, 41 tackles-for-loss, and 16.5 sacks in his college career. Tavai was a highly productive linebacker who has the ability to develop into a starter at the next level at inside linebacker. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has Tavai ranked as a fourth or fifth-round pick.