Photo of Tayo Fabuluje
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 6
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 183

Combine Results

Grade
5.33 ?
  • 5.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.77 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Fabuluje is a mammoth tackle with an outstanding anchor but he comes with football character flags (motivation, weight). John Fox may rely on some of the leaders along his offensive line to ignite the fire. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 353LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2014: Honorable mention All-Big 12. Started 12 games at LT. 2013: Did not play football. Transferred back to BYU, but had no contact with football team. Left the TCU football team just before football camp. 2012: Played all 13 games, starting 12.

2011: Sat out year due to transfer rules. 2010: Redshirted at BYU.


Pro Day Results


Broad jump: 8 feet, 2 inches
Bench press: 16 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Enormous frame. Possesses a very strong core and is a difficult draw for heads-up defenders in run game. Natural, raw strength to generate push at the point and is very difficult to bull rush. Nimble feet for a man his size. Has shown ability to redirect rushers around the pocket and stuff inside moves. Can move laterally and shows some smoothness climbing to second level. Flashes power in his hands and the potential to mash when on the move. Has been losing weight over the last year and has potential to play lighter than listed weight.

Weaknesses

Missed three years of football due to redshirting and sitting out between stints at TCU and BYU. A little stiff in his lower body. Shallow kick-slide puts him in catch-up mode against edge speed. Shuffles feet, causing him to overset and play with high pad level. As a tackle, needs time to fix his footwork issues. Lazy with hands/hand placement and doesn't snatch and sustain enough. Takes suspect angles to second level targets on the move. Play demeanor isn't as nasty as desired and body needs refining.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"His body language can be deceiving. When you watch him at a practice he looks like this oafish kid who doesn't care, and then when you talk to him and watch the tape you see that's not the case. I would love to see what he could do at about 335 pounds." -- NFC East area scout

NFL Comparison

Marcus Cannon

Bottom Line

Huge tackle with natural strength and nimble feet. Played just two years of college football and has had to overcome difficult circumstances in his life. His footwork issues will take time to fix and might still be exploited by NFL defenders. Fabuluje might be best served moving inside, where his strength and short-area movement skills will be viewed as big pluses by offensive line coaches.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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