Obviously it takes him a bit to get back up to full speed, but he plays like a 4.5 guy when asked to turn, run and track the football. Iloka will waste a step when trying to re-direct and get out of his breaks in tight areas.
He doesn't need to chop his feet, but isn't as clean as you would like from a free safety trying to get in and out of his breaks. He'll line up in the slot and play some press man at times, using his length well to re-route receivers and stay low in his drop. To his credit, once he collects himself he does have a burst when closing on the football.
He exhibits a good feel in coverage reading routes as they develop around him and getting early jumps on the throws. He looks like a guy who can be physical with a tight end off the snap and stay in his back pocket at the next level.
He showcases good thump as a tackler using his length well to wrap, but he doesn't consistently finish on the play. He struggles with balance at times when asked to break down and doesn't change directions well at full speed when attacking downhill. He will take some poor angles and get side stepped in space at times.
Impression: Iloka is a tall kid with solid balance for his size and has some natural athleticism and pop. However, he isn't a guy who can quickly re-direct and close on the football in the deep half. He needs to play with his hands on defenders, but is a more coordinated strong safety than say Seahawks starter Kam Chancellor and he could start at the next level."
Is an intriguing combination of size, speed and explosive athletic ability (38-inch vertical) but wastes some steps breaking on throws (ball production is just average) and lacks bulk to make a living in the box, especially given the fact he is an inconsistent one-on-one tackler (leaves his feet and dives at the ballcarrier)."
Smart player with good instincts sees the field well and anticipates the play; steady tackler doesn’t miss many tackles in the open field and will deliver the occasional big hit; lacks sprinter speed, but has some quickness and agility;
Can run with most backs and TEs in coverage and has decent ball skills, but doesn’t match up well with WRs in man; had 63 tackles in 2010 including 3 for loss and also had a couple of picks and 5 other pass breakups."