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Old 04-29-2012   #1
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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/



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!!!


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He looks big and fat, I like it
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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 ... ?
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Did you watch the part where his teammate was talking about Fangupo literally picking up other lineman and slamming them ... ?
I would LOVE to watch him and Brandon Brooks go at it
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This is the big cheeseburger eating mofo Vinny has been talking about for a few years.

I'll be watching him.
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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.

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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.
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I would LOVE to watch him and Peyton Manning go at it

Fixed it for you
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Watch this Combine VIDEO

Immobile??? No foot work??? RIIIIIIGHT!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Age probably. I had him rated 5th round was stunned we got him UDFA. Seems like this would put an end to "Wade prefers lighter NT." No he has said he has been successful with both and played the hand he was dealt. I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick. We seem to be setting up players to train and then replace expiring vets to keep costs down.
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Age probably. I had him rated 5th round was stunned we got him UDFA. Seems like this would put an end to "Wade prefers lighter NT." No he has said he has been successful with both and played the hand he was dealt. I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick. We seem to be setting up players to train and then replace expiring vets to keep costs down.
I was thinking the same thing. It sounds like a good plan to me.
Crick and Fang could be a helluva rotation at NT.
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I think we will see Cody moving on after his contract expires and have a rotation of Fangupo and Crick.
Crick's only 280 lbs. Isn't that a bit small to rotate at NT? I can see him playing 3Tech in the nickel and dime (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) as well as the 5Tech on first down (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) but I don't think he has the ass to play NT.
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Crick's only 280 lbs. Isn't that a bit small to rotate at NT? I can see him playing 3Tech in the nickel and dime (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) as well as the 5Tech on first down (in rotation with Antonio and JJ) but I don't think he has the ass to play NT.
Mitchell's current roster 6'3" 289. My ideal is for Fangupo to be used on obvious running plays and Crick to take the pass plays. Not sayig it is ideal but Mitchell was in on some good plays last season.
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Mitchell's current roster 6'3" 289. My ideal is for Fangupo to be used on obvious running plays and Crick to take the pass plays. Not sayig it is ideal but Mitchell was in on some good plays last season.
Crick is not going to be playing NT.
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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.
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Cody is not a bad NT.
No he's not.

But he's also not really a difference maker either.
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No he's not.

But he's also not really a difference maker either.
he falls under the category of, "just a guy".
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