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Moise Fokou (OLB)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 233
College: Maryland
Conference: ACC
Hometown: Rockville, MD
High School: The Bullis School
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 21 (230)
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Pick Analysis: Fokou is a linebacker with some speed. He has long arms and big hands, which is very advantageous in the pro game. He can become a depth linebacker in a young Eagles linebacking crew. He is just the second defensive player drafted by Philadelphia.
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Overview

A former walk-on who transferred after one season at Frostburg State, he immediately made an impression on the Maryland coaches even during his NCAA mandated transfer season, earning scout MVP accolades twice. Played sparingly behind Erin Henderson at weak-side linebacker in 2006, but switched to the strong side in 2007 and started the next two years there, registering 84 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles in 2007 and emerging as the only ACC defender to record more than 75 tackles (77) and five sacks on the year. Despite his experience there, lacks the bulk scouts prefer, but his athleticism and secure tackling make him a potential immediate special teamer and an intriguing developmental prospect for the weakside.


High School

Bullis High School: A two-year letterwinner who played running back and linebacker ... All-IAC and a second team All-Met pick by the Washington Post his senior year ... Conference MVP his senior year as well ... Also lettered two years in basketball ... Coached by Walt King.


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Analysis

Positives: Athletic build with room for additional muscle mass. ... Fluid athlete at his best in space. ... Good initial quickness. ... Gets good depth on his pass drops and shows some light feet and fluidity changing direction. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Able to break down in space and make the secure tackle. ... Wrap-up tackler who flashes some explosion as a hitter. ... Good effort in pursuit. ... Strong hands to rip away the ball. ... Good timing on the blitz. ... Can evade blockers in space and has a good short burst to close. ... Excellent special teams player who led Maryland in special teams tackles in both 2007 (17 tackles) and 2008 (13 tackles).


Negatives: Raw and relies on his athletic ability at this point. ... Marginal instincts. ... A step slow to react and has some wasted motion as he finds the ball. ... Lacks the bulk scouts prefer on the strong side and needs to add both upper- and lower-body strength. ... Doesn't use his hands well to disengage from blocks. ... Struggled to distinguish himself amid the talent at the Senior Bowl.


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