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    Brandon Fusco, C

    Strengths: Owns NFL size and strength for the pivot. Solid anchor in pass protection. Good athleticism to reach block, stay engaged on the move in zone scheme. Quick to the second level whether uncovered or combo-blocking, uses his length to lock up linebackers and move them wherever he chooses. Will hit multiple targets. Takes good blocking angles. Already has fair strength to turn defenders out of the hole, and should catch up in strength and conditioning during his rookie season. Resets his hands on the move, mirrors defenders to keep them out of the backfield.

    Weaknesses: Does not always dominate Division II defenders despite his size and athleticism advantages. Will out-quicked off the snap on occasion, though he uses his long reach to redirect the defender. Stands too tall, must bend his knees to anchor and stay balanced against stronger and quicker NFL defenders. Needs to trust his foot speed when heading into the second level instead of lurching at targets. Must learn to stay low in short-yardage situations and bring more power in his drive-blocking.
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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Strengths
    Big, smart and physical. Exceptional size for a center, he has long, strong arms that he uses to dominate opposing defenders. Once he 'locks down' it is difficult for the defender to break get around him. In run blocking uses leverage to get under the defender and move him out of the hole - willing and able to make downfield blocks as well. Good balance and footwork in pass protection; able to extend arms and lock-out against the bull-rush. Noted by coaches and teammates as leader and strong-off season worker.
    Weaknesses
    Only played center since '07, so a case could be made he can use more experience. Not particularly fast which may present an issue when he is asked to pull. From D-2 there will always be questions of competition level - which he can put to rest as he will face D-1 talent at either the Shrine or NFLPA Game in the post-season.
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    5th round.
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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095629
    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
    That sully, Coop and Cook all suck?

    He's not the only one who thinks that.

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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Great pick, only heard good things on this guy, hopefully he can come in here and compete for the starting spot..


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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095631
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095629
    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
    That sully, Coop and Cook all suck?

    He's not the only one who thinks that.
    And this kid is gonna beat them out. Comeon bleed, you know more about the game than a post like that.
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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095648
    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095631
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095629
    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
    That sully, Coop and Cook all suck?

    He's not the only one who thinks that.
    And this kid is gonna beat them out. Comeon bleed, you know more about the game than a post like that.
    Not htis season, no.

    But a C taken in the sixth can certainly turn into a good player.

    When was Birk taken?

    I'm not holding out on him working, but I do like the pick.

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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095648
    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1095631
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095629
    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
    That sully, Coop and Cook all suck?

    He's not the only one who thinks that.
    And this kid is gonna beat them out. Comeon bleed, you know more about the game than a post like that.
    Yah it's unheard of for a lateround lineman to be successful -_-
    I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.

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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1095629
    Looks like Sully, Coop and Cook are in trouble with this cat.

    WTF is Spielman thinking?
    WTF? Both Sully & cook were "your boys".


    Fusco makes for a nice jersey name.

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    Re: Brandon Fusco, C

    I like it

    Addressing all of our needs basically..

    Hopefully a few more with FA and we have a solid young team IMO

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