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Marcus Mailei
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-11.5, 248
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Rushing totals last season included 7/23 with 20/179/2 as a pass catcher. Junior rushing totals included 21/42/1 after 15/72/2 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Mailei is a well-sized fullback who plays much faster than his 40 time. He does the little things well and offers the mentality an approach to be a special teams demon. Mailei is a sleeper at the fullback position and a potential late round choice with a real opportunity to make an NFL roster.

NEGATIVES: Lacks balance and haphazard in his movements at times. Overextends or reaches into blocks and not a true finisher.

ANALYSIS: Tough, lead blocking fullback with limited skills carrying the ball. Very quick out of his stance, breaks down well, blocking with good leverage and pad level. Attacks assignments, shows a nasty streak as well as outstanding blocking vision. Relatively athletic, gets around the corner and creates space for running backs. Effective in motion, can hit a moving target and keeps his head on a swivel, displaying good awareness of what's happening around him. Slides laterally in pass protection shielding defenders from the action and jolts them at the point of attack with good hand punch. Accelerates into blocks, keeps his feet moving on contact and works hard until the whistle blows. Solid receiver out of the backfield who extends his hands and makes the reception away from his frame.


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