Manase Foketi of West Texas A&M could get NFL look at guard

Representatives from 15 NFL teams gathered at West Texas A&M’s pro day, where seven players worked out. Due to windy weather conditions in Canyon, Texas — where West Texas A&M is located — the workout was moved to Amarillo (around 20 miles away) and held inside an indoor soccer facility outfitted with FieldTurf.

Manase Foketi, OT (6-foot-5 1/8, 317 pounds) — Foketi — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine but opted not to run the 40-yard dash — ran the 40 at his pro day in 5.77 and 5.54 seconds. His short shuttle time was 5.12 seconds. He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-11 broad jump. He stood on his combine numbers in the three-cone drill (8.11 seconds) and lifts (25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press).

While Foketi played offensive tackle for the Buffs, NFL scouts see him more as a guard in the pros. Because of his size, Foketi could be drafted as high as the seventh round.

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