Redskins Sign Guard Paul Fanaika from Eagles' Practice Squad

via assets.philadelphiaeagles.com

Height: 6'5
Weight: 327 lbs
40: 4.23 5.23

A quick look at his scouting profile:

BIOGRAPHY:Three-year starter twice named honorable mention Pac-10. Spent most of his college career at right guard as a walk on at Arizona State. 7th round pick by the Eagles.

POSITIVES:Former walk-on who's shown a lot of ability the past four years. Blocks with good lean, quickly gets off the line, and immediately gets his hands into defenders. Stays square, jolts opponents with good hand punch, and rides them from their angle of attack. Seals defenders from the action with good body positioning, and turns them off the line. Plays with a nasty attitude, and looks to hit as many defenders as possible. Gets chips on linebackers at the second level, and flashes ability blocking in motion.

NEGATIVES:Haphazard in his movements and must improve his blocking balance. Adequate strength at the point, yet not overwhelming for such a large offensive lineman. Inconsistent effort and intensity on the field.

ANALYSIS: Fanaika possesses the natural size and underlying skill play at the next level, as either a guard or potentially right tackle. He must take his game to another level in all aspects to meet the expectations scouts have of him and reach his upper limit of a possibility.

Reading that analysis makes him the perfect project for Joe Bugel.

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