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DJ's left nut
01-18-2012, 10:04 AM
Yeah, this is a real person, I swear to god. He's also intriguing as hell:

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=89561&draftyear=2012&genpos=DT

6'1'', 331 lbs - you couldn't draw up a better body for a NT prospect. He's way way way under the radar, but here's a bit of an explanation as to why:

Fangupo came into the NCAA not out of high school, but out of junior college. He was a four-five star recruit coming out of Mt. San Antonio Junior College and went to the University of Southern California where he was enrolled for just one year.

During his only year at USC, Fangupo was the No. 3 defensive tackle (in the 4-3 where they start two), but fractured his ankle in the fourth game of the year against Washington.

In 2010, after not seeing much playing time and recovering from an injury, Fangupo decided to leave USC for BYU. 2011 was his only real season seeing any significant time as he bounded from two previous colleges.

Fangupo was named All-Independent (would probably have been All-League in many conferences if BYU was in one) and held up the Military Bowl trophy for the team as the Cougar's season came to an end.

He's hard to find information on, but the dude appears to be an absolutely ideal fit for this defense. Here's some stuff I've been able to find:

http://www.fanaticalfootballfiend.com/3/post/2011/11/hebron-fangupo-scouting-reports.html

http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=463980

http://draftbreakdown.com/hebron-fangupo-vs-texas

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/16326331/lsus-jefferson-heads-stellar-group-of-undertheradar-players

This is my official 'crush' prospect for this draft. I want us to get this kid in the 4th something fierce. I know he's projected in the 7th now, but there's no way he falls that far after the combine, IMO. In fact, I would consider grabbing him in the 3rd if his combine performance has him rising up draft boards. I think he could end up being the best 2-gap DT in the draft when all is said and done. Poe's height continues to scare me and I'm just not sure there are any other true 2-gappers out there.

bevischief
01-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Appears to be a solid mid round pick.

KCrockaholic
01-18-2012, 03:47 PM
I've been looking at Devon Still the last couple days. He's somewhat thin for a NT. But I believe he could do it. He's as strong as an ox. He's more of a disruptive type lineman, but if we did spend a 1st on DL in the draft he would have to be the guy.

the Talking Can
01-18-2012, 03:52 PM
i'd take him in the third if his name was fanguapo

SNR
01-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Maybe he and David Mims can get jobs as models in NFL football scout training tutorials.

"Here is an ideal size for a LT..." "This is an ideal size for a NT..."

whoman69
01-18-2012, 07:34 PM
Appears to be a solid mid round pick.

More like a late round project pick. With Powe already on the roster, there's not enough spots for a project at DT. He might be worth bringing in if not drafted. I can't believe someone coming out of community college would be anywhere near NFL ready even if he was recruited by USC. Only one year as a starter in FBS.

jspchief
01-18-2012, 08:03 PM
More like a late round project pick. With Powe already on the roster, there's not enough spots for a project at DT. He might be worth bringing in if not drafted. I can't believe someone coming out of community college would be anywhere near NFL ready even if he was recruited by USC. Only one year as a starter in FBS.

Powe is disposable. Gordon and Gregg are both FAs.

Not in this guy's corner necessarily, but I'd say the NT roster spots are all there for the taking.

Saul Good
01-18-2012, 09:36 PM
I would worry about his ankle. 330 pounds is a lot of weight. I know it healed, but it seems like it could be a problem down the road.