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Mililani High graduate Darius Muasau taken by Giants in NFL Draft 6th Round

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Mililani High graduate and former University of Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday.

Muasau, an Ewa Beach native who finished his collegiate career as a second-team All-Pac-12 selection at UCLA, was the 183rd overall pick and seventh in the round. The pick is valued at $4.22 million, according to Spotrac, with a signing bonus of $204,000.

He became the third player with Hawaii ties taken in the draft; Roman Wilson and Marist Liufau went in the third round on Friday.

In their scouting report, the Giants noted his “muscular build and an unrelenting desire to chase after the football” and that he “plays with a phenomenal motor and has the instincts and recognition to get the jump on blocking schemes.”

Muasau checked in at 6 feet and 225 pounds and recored a 4.7-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine. He rated 14th overall among linebackers in total combine score.

In two years as a Bruin, he compiled 166 total tackles (85 solo), three interceptions, 10 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

At Hawaii, Muasau was a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2020 and 2021. He transferred out of the program along with several other of the team’s most talented players amid the controversy over coach Todd Graham and Graham’s subsequent resignation.

Brian McInnis covers the state’s sports scene for Spectrum News Hawaii. He can be reached at brian.mcinnis@charter.com.

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