Tayo Fabuluje: Chicago Bears Draft Profile
Sep 13, 2014; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje (59) against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU beat Minnesota 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears had one of the best overall drafts in recent history and signed some interesting undrafted free agents as well. Over the next week Beargoggleson will be breaking down the Bears draft picks and the undrafted free agents with a legitimate shot to make the 2015 roster. With a new management team taking over the leadership of the Bears and the Bears transitioning to new schemes on both sides of the ball, there will be significant roster turnover. Rumors are already circulating about some veteran players and recent draft picks that may not be on the roster in 2015. With all of the turnover in the front office and coaching staff, there is more of an opportunity than usual for rookies to make the team.
Tayo Fabuluje, Offensive Tackle, TCU
Height | Weight: 6’6 | 353
20-yard shuttle: 4.77
Vertical Jump: 29.5″
If you were to draw on paper what an offensive tackle is supposed to look like, he would resemble Tayo Fabuluje. The man is massive. For a man of his stature, however, he has quick feet and a strong core. He has good instincts in the running game. He moves well side to side and plays with more speed than his weight would indicate. However, he does have trouble with some stiffness in his lower body. His character is not one that one would expect out of an NFL lineman. He lacks nastiness. Because he redshirtted, he did not have a lot of playing time in college.
Overall, Fabuluje is a huge lineman with quick feet and great strength. He has trouble in certain areas, but his large size and areas of skill that already exist show that he may eventually has what it takes to be successful in the NFL. At one point during his college career, he was out of football working three jobs. Now, he is looking to make the roster of a storied NFL franchise. It is easy to root for a kid like this. If he works as hard as he did then, he should be able to hone his skills.
In 2014, Fabuluje was a major part of TCU’s vaunted offense. The school set single-season school marks for points (604), passing yards (4,240), total yards (6,929), and first downs (331), thanks in large part to the play of the tackle. Hopefully, this will translate to NFL success.
If Fabuluje continues his hard work and works on his movement, he can be great. The Bears picked a low risk, high reward player in Fabuluje in the 6th round.