Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sione Fua SI Grade 2.85

Grading System
Position: DT
Class: 5Sr
School: Stanford
Conference: Pac-10
HT: 6-1.5
WT: 308
40 Time: 5.28
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior with totals of 23/6/4.5. Had 24/3/1.5 as a junior and 17 tackles as a sophomore.

Positives: Quick, explosive interior lineman with potential at tackle or on the nose. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, quickly gets his hands up, and uses them well to protect himself. Consistently bends his knees, plays with good pad level, and is strong in his lower body. Constantly focused on in the middle of the line but plays with a nasty attitude. Strong, pushes opponents off the ball, and works hard to make positive plays. Fluid moving in every direction of the field and easily changes direction to chase the action.

Negatives: Must develop more moves and become quicker disengaging from blocks. Not much of a pass rusher. Marginally productive in college.

Analysis: Fua has displayed consistent progress and is a prospect who can be used at several positions on the defensive line. He's an underrated athlete who will only get better as he physically matures and polishes his game. He possesses the skill and potential to break into a starting lineup at the next level.

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