Data Scout Notes: 2012: AFCA/APLAA1st/UpshawFinalist...06-26-12...#19OT...Proj 6-7/2011: NA..2010: NA
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Draft Scout Manese Foketi News
06/01/14 - T Manase Fokoti was signed by the Saints May 14.
04/29/13 - Broncos Sign 15 College Free Agents: Manase Foketi, OL, West Texas A&M,...Foketi possesses good size at 6-foot-5, 320 pounds. He played mostly tackle in college but also has experience at the interior offensive line positions. - DenverBroncos.com
03/08/13 - 2013 West Texas A&M Pro Day: Representatives from 15 NFL teams gathered at West Texas A&Mís pro day, where seven players worked out. Due to windy weather conditions in Canyon, Texas - where West Texas A&M is located - the workout was moved to Amarillo (around 20 miles away) and held inside an indoor soccer facility outfitted with FieldTurf.
Manase Foketi, OT (6-foot-5 1/8, 317 pounds) - Foketi - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine but opted not to run the 40-yard dash - ran the 40 at his pro day in 5.77 and 5.54 seconds. His short shuttle time was 5.12 seconds. He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-11 broad jump. He stood on his combine numbers in the three-cone drill (8.11 seconds) and lifts (25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press). While Foketi played offensive tackle for the Buffs, NFL scouts see him more as a guard in the pros. Because of his size, Foketi could be drafted as high as the seventh round. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/07/13 - 2013 West Texas A&M Pro Day: While Davis' timed drills were most impressive at the Texas Tech workout, it was Manase Foketi's positional drills at West Texas A&M that might help his cause the most. Unlike Davis, Foketi was invited to the combine. He wasn't able to perform there, however, citing a strained calf. A league source on hand for Tuesday's workout relayed 40-yard dash times for the Kansas State transfer which sound like he still was hampered by the injury, as the big man clocked averaged 5.6 seconds on his two attempts.
While the 2012 recipient of the Gene Upshaw Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year was far from explosive during timed drills, he did flash the burst and strength to intrigue as a potential guard convert for clubs using a power-based blocking scheme. An estimated 15 teams were on hand for the West Texas A&M workout. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/23/13 - The first group of offensive linemen have finished running the 40-yard dash and all but two of the athletes participated, each due to recovering from injuries. Foketi transferred to Kansas State after a highly impressive tour at Mt. San Antonio Community College. He started all 13 games at left tackle for the Wildcats in 2010 but missed the 2011 season with a torn Achilles. Rather than return to Kansas State, an issue with the coaching staff pushed him to West Texas A&M where he dominated the lower level competition to earn the Gene Upshaw Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year award. Foketi is talented and therefore warrants Day Three consideration. Teams, however, will want to talk to him about the transfer issues that arose with Kansas State. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com