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Hebron Fangupo

Hebron Fangupo - #91 - DT-NT

Height: 6-0 3/4
Weight: 323
Speed: 5.19
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 10 5/8
Wingspan: 78 7/8
Birthdate: 07/19/1985
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Grade: 5.20

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/29/2012 BYU Pro Day 6-0 5/8 324 10 5/8 32 5/8 7.72
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 3/4 323 10 5/8 32 3/4 78 7/8 5.16 36 8'3" 31 1/2 4.64 7.95
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 310 5.20

 

Notes:

Married. Name is pronounced “HEB-ron ‘LOW-nee’ fan-GOO-poe.” The California prep spent two years on a Mormon mission in Manila, Philippines after high school. Began his collegiate career at Mt. San Antonio Community College (Calif.), where he recorded 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks in 2007 and 47-15-6 in ’08. Saw action in only three games for USC in ’09, recording 2-1⁄2-0, after breaking his left ankle against Washington State and missing the final nine games of the season and taking a medical redshirt. Played in the first seven games of the ’10 season and posted 4-0-0 but missed the last six contests because of an undisclosed injury. Chose to transfer and walk-on at BYU at the conclusion of the season — for “family reasons” — after someone broke into his apartment while his wife was alone. Started 10-of-13 games at left end in the Cougars’ 3-4 alignment and logged 26-6-0 with two batted passes in ’11.

Positives:

Has overall body thickness, natural girth, large hands and tree-trunk legs. Very strong — bench-pressed 225 pounds 36 times at the Combine. Plays with a stout base and has two-gap ability. Roots himself vs. double-teams. Heavy-handed to stack and shed. Light on his feet for a big man. Deployed in multiple alignments. 

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height. Heavy legs.Average suddenness and flexibility. Can play with more consistent leverage — more easily moved when his pads rise. Limited range. Clocked a slow 3-cone drill time of 7.95 seconds. Does not factor on third down — marginal pass-rush value. Overaged — will be a 27-year-old rookie.

Summary:

An overaged former junior-college product and USC recruit, Fangupo is a stout, squarely built, thick-bodied, NFL-strong, Polynesian nose tackle who brings value as a two-down run stuffer. Has experience in an odd front and could draw interest from teams such as the Jets, 49ers and Steelers, or could function on a heavy 4-3 line such as that of the Bills and Browns. 


Hebron Fangupo's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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