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Former NFL Player Says Cameron Latu’s Game Translates To Next Level
Apr 26, 2023, 10:00 AM | Updated: Apr 28, 2023, 3:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL player and current KSL Sports Live analyst Stevenson Sylvester broke down the film of 2023 NFL Draft prospect and former Olympus High standout and Alabama tight end Cameron Latu.
Sylvester, who played in the league from 2010-14, discussed Latu’s potential as an NFL player and his fit in the professional game during KSL Sports Live on Sunday, April 23.
During his conversation with Sam Farnsworth, the former NFL defender highlighted Latu’s playing career at Alabama as something that will translate to the next level.
Sylvester pointed out Latu’s strong hands, route running, toughness, and ability to get yards after the catch.
“You can use him in many different ways,” Sylvester said of Latu. “Tremendous upside.”
That’s ✌️ @cameronlatu#BamaFactor #RollTide
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 4, 2021
Farnsworth then asked what the former NFL linebacker projects as Latu’s role in the NFL.
“He has all the intangibles to be a No. 1 tight end,” Sylvester replied. “But I see him as being a backup a George Kittle or like a Travis Kelce…I see him being very successful as your No. 2 or No. 3 tight end.”
For more on Sylvester’s breakdown of Latu, see the video above.
About Cameron Latu
The Chrisholm, Minnesota native moved to Salt Lake City in 2013. He went to Olympus High and had a standout prep career with the Titans. In 2018, Latu began attending the University of Alabama. He redshirted his true freshman season and played on special teams the following season.
In 2021, Latu had a breakout season for the Crimson Tide with eight touchdowns. He finished his career at Alabama with 56 receptions for 787 yards and 12 touchdowns.
BAMA STRIKES BACK AND TAKES THE LEAD!#NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/G0u8jBWTpA
— ESPN (@espn) January 11, 2022
The former Titans standout was unable to participate in workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine due to injury. Latu reportedly suffered a hamstring tweak prior to the start of the Combine workouts.
The 2023 NFL Draft takes place at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri from April 27-29.
Cameron Latu at the NFL Scouting Combine
Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Weight: 242 lbs.
Arm: 32 and 3/8 inches
Hand: 9 and 1/2 inches
Latu at Alabama’s Pro Day
40-Yard Dash: 4.78 seconds
Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches
Bench Press: 14 reps
This view of Bryce Young's pass to Cameron Latu 🤩 #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/F9lBf7Ixi2
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 31, 2021
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Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).
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