If you have been watching BYU football for the past three years, odds are you know who Alani Fua is. He has been there to play along side of Ezekiel Ansah and Kyle Van Noy. He has helped anchor BYU's defense and helped keep offenses from stretching the field horizontally time and time again.
This season was a bit of a disappointment for Fua compared to his junior year. A lot of that can be credited to BYU's defensive struggles overall and Fua missing several games due to injury. He ended the season with 42 total tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble.
Most NFL scouts like Fua for his size and speed that he brings to the field. He would excel in a 3-4 NFL style defense where he can continue to stretch the field and cover slot receivers. He also put together a solid workout for the scouts that helped boost his draft stock.
Here are Fua's Pro Day numbers (according to nfldraftscout.com):
- 40-yard dash - 4.73
- 225 lb bench - 18 reps
- Vertical jump - 34 1/2 inches
- Broad jump - 118 inches
- 20-yard shuttle - 4.15
- 3-cone drill - 6.83