School: West Texas A&M
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 325
40-Time: 5.67 Bench: 25 reps
"Mt. Foketi" faced tumultuous circumstances at the collegiate level. He played two seasons at JUCO Mt. San Antonio College before transferring to Kansas State. In 2010 he started all 13 games at left tackle on an offense that averaged over 200 yards per game on the ground. During his senior season, Manase tore his Achilles tendon ending another very good season for the Polynesian. From there, he finished off his senior season at West Texas A&M after Kansas State blocked him from transferring to another Division I school. His slow 40-time at the West Texas A&M pro day was attributed to a calf strain that had lingered since the East-West shrine game.
There seems to have been tension between K-State and Foketi that might have prompted him to seek a transfer:
"They are blocking me and have denied my transfer request. I have no hard feelings toward them, but it's just the way it is. If someone isn't comfortable somewhere they should have the right to leave. I don't know how they are able to hold me."
Whether it be the location, the way he was treated, or the handling of his injury, we can only speculate why he was unhappy.
Camp Competition: Manny Ramirez
Camp Outlook: Though "Mt. Foketi" played LT at the collegiate level, his overall ability transfers better to the Guard position. With the acquisition of Alex Gibbs as a consultant and more of a focus on zone blocking, I don't expect him to challenge Painter for the the swing tackle spot as Painter is far more athletic. Basically, he's fighting for a depth spot on the interior line. In that regard, his size and power would be an asset if he can progress with his technique.
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