Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

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

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

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

    Discuss our second TE!

  • #2
    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Arizona

    From WalterFootball:

    170. Fendi Onobun, TE, Houston
    Fendi Onobun has no experience playing football; he caught two passes last year. He played on Arizona's basketball team for four years. But his Pro Day numbers were off the charts (6-6, 252, 4.45 40, 37.5 vertical). This is a boom-or-bust pick - a nice move in Round 6. (Pick Grade: B)

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Arizona

      Dunno a thing about him

      Unlike the Ravens, at least we actually need a tight end lol
      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Arizona

        Scott Linehan's obviously exerting some form of mind control over our decision makers.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Arizona

          04/01/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: One player rapidly moving up the charts and catching the eye of talent evaluators is Houston TE Fendi Onobun. Prior to Texas' pro day on Wednesday, Onobun's name dominated the breakfast conversation among scouts for the sensational performance he had at Houston's pro day on Tuesday. He wasn't even on the radar a year ago at this time, because he had just completed a four-year basketball career at the University of Arizona. Following his graduation from Arizona, however, he took advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows a player to enroll at another college to play a different sport for one, final, fifth year. Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus also utilized this rule to play quarterback for Syracuse last season. While Onobun didn't play much last season, catching just two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, his raw athleticism amazed onlookers at the Cougars' pro day. He was one of 13 players that worked out for 14 team representatives on a Tartan track, and his performance was the most noteworthy. Onobun (6-foot-5 3/4, 252 pouns) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.50 seconds, had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.15-second short shuttle, a 6.80-second three-cone drill and did 16 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. He also had 34 1/8-inch arms, very long for a tight end. While Onobun clearly has no idea how to run routes, and is still adjusting to the sport of football, coaches love extremely athletic prospects that they can mold and teach for a couple years. Expect to hear Onobun's name called in the draft at some point, despite the fact he has barely played football. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Arizona

            Nice a player who doesnt know how to play football... looks like a practice squad player for a year or two. Its a sixth round pick so its not Like we get great value for our late round picks regardless the past few years. I Like the upisde potential of the pick but wished we could grab someone who has a heart for football Like Stefan Johnson

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

              This pick is pretty gutsy. A HUGE target that can book it up the middle of the field?! Sure he's a project, but if he has hands--not bricks like a certain #84 Randy McMichael...the sky is the limit for this kid.

              Coach him up right and we might just have someone even better than the much hyped Jimmy Graham.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                YouTube - FENDI ONOBUN's University of Houston NFL Pro Day 2010

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                  YouTube - FENDI ONOBUN's University of Houston NFL Pro Day 2010

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                    There are several videos of him on youtube. You have to look for "Onobun" with an o though.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                      Antonio Gates didn't play football at all in college and he turned out ok. I Like the upside of this pick alot.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                        He looks like he can develop into a good threat.



                        And that QB in that video looks good. Maybe we should draft him. ;)


                        Is that Case Keenam?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                          I really like this pick, the guy looks like he could be come the next Gates 'type' player. Give him a year, limited playing time, teach him the basics and watch him grow. He will be a big target for Bradford for years to come

                          Finally a little risk shown in a pick, he could be huge, or flop terribley

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                            I like that video 6'6 = huge, with great speed and good hands. Comes in as the #3 Te keep him around for the potential to see what happens. I like it.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: With the 170th pick of the NFL Draft, the Rams select Fendi Onubon, TE, Houston

                              Maybe the next Colston???? I have to admit the first time they announced his name i said "What the [email protected]&". But after watching the video........hmmmmm this guy could be stud!!!!!

                              Comment

                              Related Topics

                              Collapse

                              • Nick
                                With the 132nd pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, Ill.
                                by Nick
                                Rams find talent at tight end, discuss!
                                -04-24-2010, 08:54 AM
                              • laram0
                                I think I may have found the fly in the ointment?
                                by laram0
                                We are jinxed by the TE position.

                                Scott Linehan wasted a ton of picks trying fill the position!

                                DeSpags is close behind.

                                I know looking back is easy to do but the facts are the facts.

                                RAMS 2010 Draft:
                                ------------------

                                1. Sam Bradford (excellent pick)

                                2. Rodger Saffold (surprise pick?)
                                We could have selected Rob Gronkowski TE

                                3. Jerome Murphy
                                We could have selected Jimmy Graham TE

                                4. Mardy Gilyard
                                We could have selected Aaron Hernandez TE

                                5. Michael Hoomanawanie TE

                                6. Fendi Onobun TE

                                How about 2011's draft? we use our 2nd pick on...you guessed it another TE Lance Kendricks. Schools still out on him.

                                This is just one example of how poor our scouts and coaching staffs ability to recognize talent is.

                                We have wasted so many draft picks on TE's the last 5 or 6 years it's sickening.
                                -12-12-2011, 01:09 PM
                              • Lesson
                                Fendi Onobun and Michael Hoomanawanui
                                by Lesson
                                These players could both be the unsung heroes of this draft. If Hoomanawanui could become a TE like Manumaeleuna and Onobun like Gates, the Rams have a few bright spots to look forward to on offense from this draft, besides Gilyard and Saffold. What do you think?
                                -05-31-2010, 06:28 PM
                              • tomahawk247
                                Rams tell Rob Gronkowski they fully intend to draft a TE
                                by tomahawk247
                                This comes from a report by Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter

                                While its not unexpected that they would want to draft a TE, i do feel its too early to say that when we havent even gone through Free Agency where guys like Ben Watson and maybe Tony Scheffler can be had....
                                -02-26-2010, 01:14 AM
                              • sjacksonrules
                                Fendi Onobun?
                                by sjacksonrules
                                Did we give up on this guy? Or did someone snag him?
                                -09-05-2011, 06:15 AM
                              Working...
                              X