Biography: Former defensive lineman who moved to guard as a junior then started the next two seasons. Missed the 2010 campaign with a leg injury and the 2008 season with a shoulder injury.
Positives: Thick, well-built offensive lineman who plays with a nasty attitude. Quickly gets into blocks, explosive at the point of attack and works assignments hard. Jolts defenders with violent hand punch. Easily controls opponents once engaged in a block. Gets movement run blocking, anchors in pass protection and always looking for someone to hit.
Negatives: Lacks footwork, lateral agility and blocking range. Rumbles around the field and marginally effective in motion.
Analysis: Fakalata is a well-built prospect who showed signs of development on the offensive line before having his career disrupted by injuries. If fully healthy, he possesses the size and strength to be stashed on a practice squad and developed for the future.
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