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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

OT: Taliese Fuaga | Oregon State

Offensive Tackle
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 324
  • School: Oregon State
  • Class: Senior

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Run game or passing game, it didn’t matter, Fuaga was dominant in both. Some of the best hand power in the entire offensive line class, he can put defenders on their heels before they even get rolling. Plays with a mean streak that gives him an edge. Not very flexible. Tends to get his pad level high and doesn’t sink into his pass sets. Didn’t see a ton of power-first defenders in the Pac-12, but he’ll be tested early at the next level. Smarter teams would turn his aggression against him and get off balance.

OVERVIEW: It was apparent from his first action as a freshman that Fuaga was extremely undervalued as a high school prospect. He finished his prep career at Mount Tahoma High School as a three-star recruit, but didn't allow a single pressure in three games during his debut season with the Beavers. From there, he became one of the most reliable linemen in the Pac-12. In his 27 games and nearly 1,500 snaps, Fuaga did not allow a single sack over his entire college career, an unbelievable feat that will carry over into the pros.

COMPARISON: Christian Darrisaw