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Fui Vakapuna
SELECTED BY: Bengals Round 7 (6)
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-11.5, 247
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BIOGRAPHY: "Part-time starter the past two years when BYU began the game with a fullback. Senior totals included 53/261/3 on the ground, with 9/64/1 as a pass catcher. Junior rushing totals included 73/252/2. Played as a redshirt freshman in 2003 and then spent the next two years on a church mission."

POSITIVES: "Hard-working lead blocker with a solid game. Helps the quarterback sell the ball fakes, displays excellent vision, and has enough athleticism to get around the corner. Blocks with a nasty attitude, gets after assignments, and jolts defenders at the point of attack. Squares into blocks, and is strong enough to control defenders at the point of attack. Adequate pass catcher who adjusts to the errant throw and extends to make the reception away from his frame."

NEGATIVES: "Gathers into blocks and decelerates, which makes it difficult for him to finish off opponents. Shows limited ability as a ball handler."

ANALYSIS: "Vakapuna does the little things well, and he has enough size to be a lead blocker at the next level. He's mostly a one-dimensional player, yet he could find a home as a backup fullback/special teams player for a franchise that relies on the running game."


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