Saturday, April 28, 2012
Still available to be signed as a free agent Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU
Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU
Brigham Young (HT: 6-0¾ - WT: 323)
Positives -- Southern California transfer with a year of experience in BYU's 3-4 defense... Ideal frame for a 3-4 nose tackle and has also played a lot of 5-technique for BYU... Gets good pop on his hand punch, has some natural
power, stout player who uses his low center of gravity and squatty build to his
advantage; solid anchor, is too strong to be moved around, space eater, can occupy multiple blockers, collapses running lanes, keeps linebackers clean and allows them to roam free into the backfield... Has some stack and shed potential, flashed good hand play and showed the ability to slip blocks... Gets skinny to split double teams, can fight his way into the backfield and can dominate versus the run... Mature, served a two-year mission in the Philippines prior to junior college; married, has overcome a lot of adversity in his football career... Plays with a lot of physicality and energy, has an unselfish attitude and is well-liked by teammates, good locker room guy.
Negatives -- Has a lot of potential but is still very raw, technique needs work, lacks polish, struggles with leverage despite his shorter frame... Is limited as a pass rusher, massive frame makes it difficult to split gaps and penetrate, has a decent bull rush to collapse the pocket but no other pass rushing moves in his arsenal... A linear athlete, a one-dimensional type of player with below average lateral agility... Needs to play with better pad level, gets too upright and linemen can get underneath him, engages a little high, needs to play lower off the snap... Allowed his pad level to get too high in head up situations, makes it easy for blocker to push him out of the play... Lacks balance, ends up on the ground too often, loses control at times and allows momentum to get the best of him... Doesn't have much FCS experience, was a highly rated recruit out of junior college and was enrolled at USC for just one year before transferring... Was a backup defensive tackle at USC but fractured his ankle in their fourth game.