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Fendi Onobun Scouting Report

With the first pick of the 6th round the Rams selected Fendi Onobun, TE out of Arizona.

Onobun played 4 years of basketball at Arizona and then transferred with a second sport exception to play one year of football at University of Houston.

Here are the scouting reports look at Onobun and as always get the rest of the scouting reports from the links.


Release: Athletic enough to get out of three-point stance into his route or get body moving in H-back position. Nice footwork to stutter step off the line and get past linebackers.

Hands: Soft hands from the basketball court, looks natural as a receiver in his limited chances. Used to catching a ball in traffic during in his former sport but hasn’t proven that on the football field.

Route running: Limited experience running routes, used down the seam or on naked bootlegs in Houston’s non-TE-friendly scheme. Work in progress here.

After the catch: Long strider who lacks instincts and vision to elude defenders in the open field, but his acceleration and straight-line speed makes it tough for linebackers to catch up with him.

Blocking: Prototypical height, fair build for an in-line tight end. Displays a decent anchor and can play with a wide base. Allows defenders too far into his chest at times, so they can shed him after initial contact when he drops his head and forgets to bend his knees and move his feet. Good footwork to gain position to wall off or seal the edge. Gives secondary effort if beaten while play is in progress.

Intangibles: Affable person on the field, willingly physical on it.

Via Ottoman89 on twitter, here is the video of his pro day.  Take a gander at his physical skills and Antonio Gates-like potential.

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2 Responses to “Fendi Onobun Scouting Report”

  1. Rams Jerseys says:

    I think overall, he has something to prove his self in the game. Although he may have some flaws, he is still good to go.

  2. […] a bit more on him: LINK to the article Release: Athletic enough to get out of three-point stance into his route or get body moving in […]

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