Notes: Also wrestled as a Florida prep. Played 11 games in '08, drawing two starts, and recorded 26 tackles, five for loss and 1½ sacks with one pass batted down and a forced fumble. Sprained an ankle against Wisconsin and sat out against Iowa. Played all 12 games in '09, starting four, and posted 36-8-2½ with three batted balls and a forced fumble. Started all 13 games in '10 and registered 63-12½-4½ with three batted balls. Team captain.
Positives: Very good size with a thick trunk. Quick off the snap and has disruptive ability to penetrate the backfield. Quick, active hands to rip under blocks. Athletic bender who generally plays on his feet. Sees blocking schemes unfold. Very good play speed and range - gets to plays most tackles can't, arrives with a head of steam and wallops ballcarriers. Strong tackler. Plays with awareness and locates the ball. Looked dominant against Michigan State. Has a versatile, scheme-diverse skill set and can play inside or outside. Has upside.
Negatives: Has a fleshy physique and carries 28 percent body fat. Has gotten by on natural ability and needs more time in the weight room. Does not generate explosion through his lower body. Average vertical leap (27½ inches). Lacks ideal lower-body strength and does not stack blocks or hold the double-team well - gives ground to get off blocks. Can do a better job playing square. Needs to develop a wider array of counters to come free and avoid getting stuck - is blockable when his feet stall. Average bull rush. Weight has fluctuated. Marginal stamina. Only a 1½-year starter.
Summary: An up-the-field penetrator who would fit best in slanting and stunting and playing in gaps as an under tackle in a one-gap scheme, Liuget shed 30 pounds heading into his junior season and took his game to another level. Is not a finished product but, with continued physical maturation, could develop into the type of interior force who requires a double-team. Has drawn comparisons from NFL evaluators to Falcons 2010 third-rounder Corey Peters and should be able to compete readily. Has enough strength to consider along an odd front or as a shade nose in an even front and versatility drives up his value.