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Combine Results

Grade
5.31 ?
  • 4.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.54 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 238LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

2014: Played in 10 games with nine starts. 2013: Played in all 13 games with nine starts. 2012: Played in all 13 games. 2011: Played in eight games. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.6 and 4.57 seconds
Broad jump: 9 feet, 11 inches
Bench press: 20 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Extremely versatile and often moved around the field in a single game. Rushed passer from the slot, A- gap and outside linebacker spot. Fluid in space. Frequently covered slot receivers. Good awareness in zone coverage. Zeroes in on target and tackles with consistency. Long rusher with burst off snap and acceleration to close. Takes a tight track to quarterback as rusher, playing with lean and leverage to squeeze the pocket. Can slip blocks, but generally leveraged his gap against run.

Weaknesses

Hybrid player lacking NFL-caliber edge-setting size and strength. Doesn't have enough explosive power behind his pads to convert speed to power as pass rusher. Primarily a run-and-rip rusher who must develop his hands and a counter move. Appears to study the play rather than being a reactive, instinctive player. Had a bad habit of coming under some blocks, losing outside contain.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

Bottom Line

Angular outside linebacker prospect with impressive burst off the snap. He's in need of more bulk before he can be counted on to take on NFL run blockers. Fua could post impressive numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he is a wild card who can be moved around the field by a creative defensive coordinator, but he still needs time to grow into his tall frame and become a more polished pass rusher.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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