Draft Profile: BioOlumuyiwa Fashanu from Gonzaga High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Fashanu opted to join Penn State.
In 2021 as a freshman Fashanu saw action in 4 games and played a total of 85 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 8 games and a total of 542 snaps. He conceded a solid 6 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- In the run game, Fashanu plays with a mean streak and does a nice job generating a push at the initial point of attack. Fashanu can get outside and does a decent job landing blocks in space.
- Fires off the snap quickly, and he shows the flexibility to get out and seal on reach blocks. He’s at his best, however, in the phone booth.
- Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
- Consistently lands blocks at the second level, and he finishes strong. As a pass protector, he has violent, heavy hands. Along with a strong initial punch, he has the hand strength to grip and redirect pass rushers.
- Quick feet to get inside of defensive tackles to wall off inside and reach linebackers at the second level.
- Carries his weight naturally, wide-framed with low body fat, along with long arms and large, powerful hands. Fashanu moves naturally, with agile feet and the natural balance to mirror in pass protection.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Clearly more comfortable moving forward than sliding back as a protector.
- Plays with poor balance, doing too much reaching and lunging when his initial punch is ineffective. Trying to mirror against quickness will be a problem for him.
- Tends to slip off blocks when going against bigger linemen, and Fashanu too often finishes plays on the ground.
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