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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    6'6, ex basketball player = future redzone target??


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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    He looks more like a WR to me. I like the pick. Huge potential.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Ya, I'm thinking Wr as well.....If he has good hands he could make opposing secondary's double team him all day long. When watching the short video, he seems to have pretty good fluid motion after the catch.....I'd like to see some 180-190 pound CB's try to tackle him.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    We have two Tight Ends. Is everyone happy now? This position is rather worthless for us typically, but now two picks have been burned to fill this perceived "need".

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    From NBC Sports:
    "Analysis:
    It's a shame the Rams can't combine Onobun and fifth-rounder Michael Hoomanawanui into one über tight end named Hoomonobun. A four-year basketball player at Arizona, Onobun is an athletic vertical threat with 4.4 speed. He'll need a couple of years of development before he emerges as a weapon for Sam Bradford."


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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaRam View Post
    We have two Tight Ends. Is everyone happy now? This position is rather worthless for us typically, but now two picks have been burned to fill this perceived "need".
    Worth noting that it was a rather useless position for us. McMichael dropped 7 passes last season vs his 34 catches and Fells dropped 3 to his 20 catches. Pretty grim stats for a position that is supposed to be the "safety blanket" for a rookie franchise QB.

    Hopefully (doubtfully) we'll see some improvement with rookies and another year for Fells.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    I like him as a tight end he is a beast and can jump. Good luck covering that guy NFL safeties(if he can figure out the nfl of course). Looks plenty big to block. Bradford loved throwing to gresham over the middle so we need that type of threat i believe.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Found another video of him.

    YouTube - Fendi Onobun Football Workout

    I already really like this guy. Really reminds me of Antonio Gates, and if he can be half the player Gates is...we got our Franchise Tight End in the 6th round as a STEAL.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    The guy is a project. But he is speedy, and seems to have good hands already. Probably going to be a practice squad player at this point though.

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    Article about our new TE Onobun

    by John P Lopez, SI



    As basketball teams go, it was a heck of a football team. The front-court of that traveling Houston Hoops summer basketball team in 2004 included Martellus Bennett, Jermichael Finley and Fendi Onobun.
    "Can you believe it?" Onobun says now. "That was a crazy squad."

    Crazier still: The most highly regarded and best-known player of the bunch at the time was Onobun, who went on to become a McDonald's All American nominee and one of the plums of Lute Olson's 2005 Arizona Wildcats basketball recruiting class. Meanwhile, Bennett and Finley decided to pursue football careers.
    Just five-years later, Bennett is a rising star at tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, Finley is the same for the Green Bay Packers and ... whatever became of Onobun? Some are whispering the name "Antonio Gates" -- another basketball star-turned-footballer -- when describing Onobun's potential.

    It's been a wild, bumpy path from highly recruited hoops superstar to NFL diamond in the rough. Onobun's Wildcats basketball career was not a flop, but neither was it what anyone expected from the 6-6, 252-pound star.

    "I was so good at basketball as a kid, I didn't really think about other sports," Onobun said. "Basketball came easy. But you go to a school like Arizona, you've got NBA-caliber guys coming in every year. It was that way every year and there were a lot of things going on."
    A smart, popular player among teammates and fans, Onobun never played more than a role behind the likes of current NBA-ers Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger at Arizona. Playing for three coaches for the 'Cats didn't help his hoops prospects, either.

    The son of Nigerian immigrants who stressed academics above all else, Onobun earned his degree and finished his basketball eligibility in four years, then passed on a chance to play professional basketball in Europe in favor of a shot at earning graduate hours. And at the urging of the Cowboys' Bennett, with whom Onobun remains close friends, Onobun decided to give football a shot for his hometown Houston Cougars.
    "I kind of just went with it," Onobun said. "I thought, let me roll the dice and see what happens."

    If you think this is where the happy ending happened, that's not quite true. Onobun hadn't played football since seventh grade and was far behind other Cougars players. Making matters more difficult, the Coogs' offensive system rarely uses a true tight end. Onobun was relegated to mostly special teams plays. Yet he still managed a pair of catches, including a touchdown reception in his only season of college football. And against Southern Miss, his freakish athletic ability stood out with a pair of blocked extra-points, which proved to be the difference in the game and earned Onobun Conference USA special teams player of the week honors.
    "I'm raw," Onobun says, "but I have no bad habits because I'm so new to the game."

    But his full potential became obvious at Houston's Pro Day. Perhaps no other player in the country went from total obscurity to a legitimate draft candidate, literally overnight. In front of scouts and coaches from 15 NFL teams, Onobun stole the show. He measured at 6-6, 252-pounds. His 4.48 40-yard dash time would have ranked second among all tight ends at the position. His shuttle time would have ranked first among all tight ends.
    Since the UH Pro Day, Onobun has visited the Giants, Jets, Panthers, Texans and Seahawks. He has held individual workouts with the Rams, Texans and Jets.

    "I knew the Pro Day was going to be my Super Bowl, so to speak," Onobun said. "As much attention as I've received from teams in the last two weeks, I've been told free agents don't get this kind of attention. Who doesn't want to hear their name called in the Draft? But if my name gets called, or it doesn't get called, I know I'm going to get a chance. It's been a whirlwind, but football always has been in the back of my mind and the opportunity is all I've ever wanted."

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    This is the only pick I liked in our draft(Bradford is ok but would have gone with Suh). That is what you do in the 6th rd, you take a chance on a workout warrior.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by smitheRAM View Post
    This is the only pick I liked in our draft(Bradford is ok but would have gone with Suh). That is what you do in the 6th rd, you take a chance on a workout warrior.
    Lol, it figures the guy in our draft with the most questions (and potential) and is a true workout warrior, would be the only guy you like that we drafted....

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Love this pick, gives just as much or more athletically as a Jimmy Grahm would, but you get this guy 2 rounds later.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    Lol, it figures the guy in our draft with the most questions (and potential) and is a true workout warrior, would be the only guy you like that we drafted....
    Gee, I didn't know Al Davis posts on this board.

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    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by smitheRAM View Post
    This is the only pick I liked in our draft(Bradford is ok but would have gone with Suh). That is what you do in the 6th rd, you take a chance on a workout warrior.
    LOL, the only pick you like is someone that has only played football for one year!?

    Don't get me wrong, I love his potential and athleticism, but my nine year old little brother has played more organized football than he has!

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