In high school, Foketi lettered for two seasons. In his 2007, after not allowing a single sack, he was named all-league, all-county and all-Southern California. Foketi went to Mt. San Antonio College after his high school days were over. In 2009, he was named a Second Team All-Southern California Football Association offensive lineman. He helped his team earn a combined 15-3 record over Foketi’s two seasons there, including a 13-1 mark and a national championship as a sophomore.
Moketi transferred to Kansas State in 2010, and started every game at left tackle for the Wildcats. He helped the Wildcat rushing attack gain 200.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the Big 12, 20th nationally and 11th in school history. Foketi missed most of 2011 with an Achilles heel injury, and took a medical redshirt. He engaged in somewhat a battle with Kansas State after the season, as they denied his transfer request. Eventually, the issue was settled and Moketi ended up at West Texas A&M, where he strong finish to his college career.
Stout frame with long arms. Good balance, and nice knee bend. Has the agility to move well laterally. Has the strength to control his opponent and ride him out of plays when he gets his hands inside their chest. Aggressive as a run blocker, seeks to knock people over.
Limited experience. A bit of a guard/tackle tweener. Feet may not be quick enough to keep him at tackle. Isn't versed in deep pass sets. Maturity is a question after a somewhat hostile exit from Kansas State.
Teams will be split on whether or not Foketi can remain at tackle, but they will be sure to agree on his physical skill set and upside. While his lack of experience will prevent him from going as high as his talent might indicate, he could be a well worthwhile risk late in the draft.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.