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2024 NFL Draft: Penn State OT Olumuyiwa Fashanu scouting report

The 2024 scouting combine is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to take a more critical and detailed look at this year’s draft prospects. With that in mind, we here at Touchdown Wire are doing as many thumbnail scouting reports as possible before the combine gets going on February 29. We will of course be doing more comprehensive reports before the draft, but here’s a good starting point.

Our next subject is Penn State offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu, the 6-foot-6, 309-pound blocker who allowed no sacks, no quarterback hits, and 10 quarterback hurries in 382 pass-blocking reps in his 2023 season — his second as a full-time starter for the Nittany Lions. The 21-year-old Fashanu shows just about every attribute you can ask from an offensive tackle, and as soon as he’s able to put it all together, he has All-Pro potential.

PLUSES

— Easy footwork around the arc allows him to deal with counters and late in the down movement

— Mirrors very well out of a quick ready stance; easily picks up stunts and counters

— Rarely lets anyone into his chest. He’s clearly used to physically dominating his opponents

— Will absolutely bury guys once he gets a head of steam to the second level

MINUSES

— Ohio State game was the negative exception; Fashanu struggled to pick up different kinds of pressure and was late with his eyes and hands too often

— Will lose his latch at times later in the down

— Still working to consistently pick up line games

— Doesn’t always pick up his target in space

— Playing too upright could get him in trouble at the NFL level

Fashanu is still a bit raw from a technique and awareness perspective, but there is absolutely top-5 pick potential here.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire