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Paul Fanaika

I guess we need a bunch of Samoan O-Linemen (we also drafted Fenuki Tupou).  Why not Rashad Jennings?  I don't get it.  Still, hard to complain about a 7th round pick...

 

Per ESPN...

Overall Football Traits
Production 2 2004. Arizona State red shirts Fanaika. 2005-2008: Fanaika appears in 48 games and makes 35 consecutive starts to end his career. He earns All Pac-10 honorable mention during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Height-Weight-Speed 3 Good height and prototypical bulk but marginal top-end speed.
Durability 1 Durability is not a concern to our knowledge.
Character 2 Former walk-on that earned the Levi Jones scholarship in 2006.
Offensive Guard specific Traits
Strength/Toughness 3 Didn't perform well on the bench at the Combine but shows far better upper body strength on film and flashes the ability to jar defenders with initial punch. Doesn't finish blocks well enough.
Agility 4 Adequate first-step quicknes. However overall range is questionable and struggles to adjust on the move and to any kind of sudden lateral movement.
Awareness 2 Shows good awareness in pass protection and does a nice job of keeping his head on a swivel. Does a good job of getting into position when reads blitz/line stunt.
Pass Protection 3 Gets set quickly and shows good balance when shuffling feet. However tends to play too high and can get pushed back into the quarterback's lap despite size as a result. Will have problems redirecting and recovering working against quicker NFL rushers.
Run Blocking 4 Quick first step. Delivers a violent punch and can jolt defenders. Must do a better job of finishing blocks. Feet have a tendency to go dead on contact. Ability to climb to the second level is marginal at best and struggles to cover up quicker linebackers.
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