Sunday, April 26, 2009

Paul Fanaika Bio

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Paul Fanaika (OG)
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 327
College: Arizona State
Conference: Pac 10
Hometown: Milbrae, CA
High School: Mills

Combine Results:
Bench Press : 15.0 reps

Featured Prospects
Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 4 (213)
Pick Analysis: Fanaika had some issues with balance. He has NFL size, but he was on the ground too much in college. He can sustain his block once he locks onto defenders. I'd like to see him get more flexibility.


A former walk-on, Fanaika has used his unique combination of size, surprising foot quickness and determination to develop into one of the better, more underrated interior linemen in the country. Fanaika has intriguing upside for the next level -- if scouts can find a place for him. Despite starting three years at right guard for the Sun Devils, Fanaika's struggles with leverage could pose problems against shorter, powerful defensive tackles. There are some who believe Fanaika's future lies at right tackle, where his size and arm length could be beneficial, but with questionable lateral quickness and no experience outside, it is a projection likely only worthy of a late-round pick. Had an arm span of 35 inches and a hand span of 10 7/8 inches at the combine.

High School

A 2004 graduate of Mills High School in Milbrae, Calif. ... Was named the Ocean Division Lineman of the Year as a senior. ... Earned first-team all-league honors in 2003. ... Was also an all-county selection. ... Earned two letters in football. ... Captained his team as a senior.

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