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DT, John Faletoese, Cal Davis

DT, John Faletoese, Cal Davis

At A Glance
Position 1: Defensive Tackle Height:  6-2
Position 2: 3-4 End
Weight:  285
Class:  Senior Age:  23
Projected Round:  6th  40time:  4.98
Combine/Proday Results
Bench reps:  X Vertical:  X
20yd Split:  X Broad Jump:  X
10yd Split:  X 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros: Fast, aggressive.  Able to penetrate the line quickly, with burst and good hands.  Smart technique player, who can find the small spaces to attack the ball and bring down the ballcarrier

Cons: Can be blown off the line, as he is very light at the point of attack.  Can be frustrated by the double team.  Production against questionable competition makes him a virtual unknown.

Styg's Broncos "fit":    This one star CFA prospect is a pure football player, making up for what he lacks in size and strength with the tenacity and technical knowhow that could make him a good developmental prospect as a DT/DE hybrid. Outside of college free agency I can't see Denver spending the time to acquire him, but there aren't likely to be a whole lot of fits of even one star caliber floating around at that point. Denver will have to consider his level of competition however, and decide if his dominance is more a reflection of him, or them.

Around MHR:

SBNation Says:

From "Small Scool Guys who could help us late" on Buffalo Rumblings:

The Buzz: He’s an explosive, penetrating tackle who has the burst to shoot gaps inside and get after the quarterback. He has a motor that never stops, and he fights like a dog in the run game. He will scrap and claw for every inch. He reminds some scouts of Bills DT Kyle Williams.
—— Hmmm, whats not to love? We could always use another guy like Kyle in our rotation, but kid needs to bulk up some more, he barely outweighs me, though in his case, its muscle!



Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  •  Good initial quickness. … Can be a disruptive force inside because he gets a good jump on the ball and can blow up plays as they begin. … Quick hands to disengage from blockers and has the lateral quickness and flexibility to get small and close on the ballcarrier. … Good effort and straight-line speed in pursuit. … Good balance to scramble down the line and make plays on the edge. … Times his leaps well and is an accomplished kick blocker. … Helped himself with a solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game.  [see more...] 
  • Some teams have been intrigued by UC Davis DT John Faletoese. While he has some nice spin moves and is a decent in pass rushing, he looks somewhat slow off the snap to me.  [see more...]
  • Below is a list of players who haven't received the attention their skill set warrants. Some played for smaller schools or ended their career injured. Others broke out as seniors after being forced to wait for playing time. Still others enjoyed a great deal of collegiate success, but are incorrectly characterized as not having the prerequisite skills for the NFL. All are viewed as potential selections by NFL teams, though most are unknown to the average fan...  [see more...]