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Playoffs 04-29-2012 08:10 PM

Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
My new favorite hopeful to make the team Texans signee is DT Hebron (hee-bron) "Loni" Fangupo (fan-goo-poe) -- not sure which name he prefers(?). Had a bit of a rocky childhood & trouble integrating in the U.S. until he found football: http://jameschoynews.wordpress.com/2...ll-and-beyond/

http://jameschoynews.files.wordpress...9/08/lonia.jpg

Fangupo left USC of his own accord and landed at BYU looking for a safer environment for him and his then new wife:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90-aaxK8YwU&


The likeable (off the field) 6'1"/323 mauler was one of the keys to BYU's tough defense that finished 2011 ranked 14th in the nation in total defense and 19th against the run. ...his strength is evident, as he is able to occupy two blockers with absolute ease at times. Strength is his whole game and will define his value and effectiveness at the next level:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7r_HJ0E4E&

Here's some positives from a scouting report on Hebron: USC 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. -- http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rank...ebron-fangupo/

Combine Results
Height › 6006
Weight › 323
Arm › 32¾
Hand › 10⅝
40-Time › 5.18
Vertical › 31.5
Broad › 8'3"
Bench Press › 36
Shuttle › 4.62
Cone › 7.94

Add to all of the above, how can you not like saying Fangupo? Fangupo! Fangupo!!!

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/90-aaxK8YwU/0.jpg
http://www.deseretnews.com/images/ar...173/586173.jpg

SW H-TOWN 04-29-2012 08:28 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
He looks big and fat, I like it :)

Playoffs 04-29-2012 08:43 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SW H-TOWN (Post 1947721)
He looks big and fat, I like it :)

Did you watch the part where his teammate was talking about Fangupo literally picking up other lineman and slamming them ... ? :yikes: :bravo:

amazing80 04-29-2012 08:51 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 1947728)
Did you watch the part where his teammate was talking about Fangupo literally picking up other lineman and slamming them ... ? :yikes: :bravo:

I would LOVE to watch him and Brandon Brooks go at it :fans:

Hervoyel 04-29-2012 09:19 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
This is the big cheeseburger eating mofo Vinny has been talking about for a few years.

I'll be watching him.

Scooter 04-29-2012 09:27 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
wow, i'm liking this guy. squatty, big butt, an excess of power and doesnt get moved, and can disengage blockers freely. definitely going to be rooting for this kid to make it.

vs texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fc1M-1NxEA

Hagar 04-29-2012 09:36 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
I just watched his videos and I'm impressed. Not only is one of the most powerful DT around, but he runs the field as well. I know who I'm going to be rooting for during the preseason.

I think we should shorten his name down to just "Fang"

Rey 04-29-2012 09:43 PM

Damn he looks impressive as hell. Why wasn't he drafted?

He has surprising burst and quickness off the snap.

I'm excited to see what he can do. Not only could he make the team, but he could push for playing time IMO.

I just don't know if 7 d linemen are going to make this team.

TexanBacker93 04-29-2012 11:44 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rey (Post 1947778)
Damn he looks impressive as hell. Why wasn't he drafted?

He has surprising burst and quickness off the snap.

I'm excited to see what he can do. Not only could he make the team, but he could push for playing time IMO.

I just don't know if 7 d linemen are going to make this team.

I'm guessing his age (27) kept teams from drafting him. I think it's a mistake. If the guy can play what's it matter if you lose a few years. Considering how few draft picks in the later rounds stay in the NFL more than a few years you'd think someone would take a chance. I really can't see any other reason for him to have gone undrafted. Maybe it's a BYU thing. It seems nobody gets drafted from there anymore.

Clamp 04-30-2012 12:26 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
From NFL.com draft prospects page
Weaknesses
Fangupo is an extremely slow mover. He doesn't even show poor footwork; he shows no footwork. He is reliable only to come off the ball slowly and hold up blockers. His size, body type and injury history don't indicate that he will get better here.

Not to be negative, just pointing out that there ARE reasons guys like this fall through the draft without getting picked up. But hey, if you can play, you can play. If you are good at one thing (clog the lane, don't get moved) and that one thing is all you really have to do, then thats good enough for me. Some people are specialists and if they are good enough at what they specialize in then that just might be enough to get them a spot. I hope he turns out to be great.

Rey 04-30-2012 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clamp (Post 1947862)
From NFL.com draft prospects page
Weaknesses
Fangupo is an extremely slow mover. He doesn't even show poor footwork; he shows no footwork. He is reliable only to come off the ball slowly and hold up blockers. His size, body type and injury history don't indicate that he will get better here.

Not to be negative, just pointing out that there ARE reasons guys like this fall through the draft without getting picked up. But hey, if you can play, you can play. If you are good at one thing (clog the lane, don't get moved) and that one thing is all you really have to do, then thats good enough for me. Some people are specialists and if they are good enough at what they specialize in then that just might be enough to get them a spot. I hope he turns out to be great.

I read that and maybe because I watched the clips on my phone o couldn't always tell who he was, but in those clips from the ut game big dude was moving. (or at least it looked like it)

His measurables don't indicate a stiff either.

But when I watched that film I saw a guy that was surprisingly quick and showed a bit of explosion.

He played some DE too so it's not like he was just the fat guy I'm the middle. You have to have some athleticism to be a 3-4 end.

Vinny 05-01-2012 11:35 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hervoyel (Post 1947756)
This is the big cheeseburger eating mofo Vinny has been talking about for a few years.

I'll be watching him.

the added plus is that his name is Fangupo. If nothing else he can perhaps lead us out with the HAKA dance.

CretorFrigg 05-02-2012 12:12 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scooter (Post 1947761)
wow, i'm liking this guy. squatty, big butt, an excess of power and doesnt get moved, and can disengage blockers freely. definitely going to be rooting for this kid to make it.

I knew you'd like that. :fingergun:

SteveSlaton20 05-02-2012 02:33 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
I saw him played in Austin against Texas, and he was a force against our OL and had quite a few 3rd and 4th down stops. Wouldn't surprised me if he made the 53 man roster and back up Cody and Mitchell. Might even move Mitchell to his natural position at DE.

Wolf6151 05-02-2012 03:35 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
I can't wait to see this guy in some preseason games and really hope that he can make the roster. He'll bring a different look to our short yardage/goal line defense.

CloakNNNdagger 05-02-2012 07:03 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
After watching his available film, I think exactly what we need is an extremely slow mover DT that doesn't even show poor footwork......i.e., in fact, one that shows no footwork at all.:spin:

Señor Stan 05-02-2012 07:08 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amazing80 (Post 1947735)
I would LOVE to watch him and Peyton Manning go at it :fans:


Fixed it for you

CloakNNNdagger 05-02-2012 07:15 AM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Watch this Combine VIDEO

Immobile??? No foot work??? RIIIIIIGHT!

HuttoKarl 05-02-2012 12:35 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
about time we try to get some samoans on this team.

Hervoyel 05-02-2012 12:57 PM

Re: Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinny (Post 1949324)
the added plus is that his name is Fangupo. If nothing else he can perhaps lead us out with the HAKA dance.


Awww Yeah!


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