Fenuki Tupou Scouting Report

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Fenuki Tupou Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: Pac12
School: Oregon Ducks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #57
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 328 lbs.
Drafted 5.23 in 2009 by PHI

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.41
Bench press24

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Fenuki Tupou, OL, Oregon

Tupou began his post-high school career at California's Sierra Junior College, then transferred to Oregon in 2006. Oregon's coaching staff redshirted him for the 2006 season. He then became part of the Ducks starting rotation in 2007, a position he has played the last two seasons. Tupou showed he belongs when he manhandled South Florida's All American DE George Selvie in Oregon's 2007 bowl game. Tupou is a massive lineman who is tough and physical. He has great balance for such a wide body, with good anchor ability. His feet stick to the ground and he has some flexibility. Tupou is a good pass protector who knows his assignments, but he lacks speed (5.26). Overall, he is not a great athlete; he is heavy-footed, which leads to poor footwork. There is trouble with speed rushers and counter moves, because he does not cover a lot of ground and is limited in space. Tupou plays too upright and opens his shoulders too much; he needs to upgrade his technique. Tupou is a classic mauler who is big and strong and who will most likely be moved to Guard in the NFL. Not the anchor teams coveted, but he is a solid player who should become a fixture on a NFL team's line for years. He projects to be a late second or early third rounder at this moment.

Last Updated Jan-18-2009 by Raul Colon

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