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Prospect Primer: Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Top O-lineman in the Pac-12 could play tackle or guard

Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the latter portion of the first round (picks 20-32) who could be available when the Packers are on the clock at No. 25 overall.

Between now and draft day, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

Height/Weight: 6-4, 317

Key stats: Started 29 games at left tackle and two at left guard over the past three seasons.

College honors: In 2023, named third-team AP All-American, first-team All-Pac-12, winner of the Morris Trophy as the conference's top O-lineman, and member of group that won the Joe Moore Award, given to the nation's top O-line.

Background/other info: The first line of the scouting report by's Lance Zierlein reads as follows: "Ready-made brawler without an ounce of finesse in his game." That's a rather strong endorsement, and if that doesn't describe a nasty streak, nothing does. But Fautanu is an athlete as well as a tough guy, having played volleyball in high school, and clocking a 5.01-second 40 with 32½-inch vertical jump and 9-5 broad jump at the scouting combine, all at 317 pounds. Has the ability to play tackle or guard, and some see his best fit in the pros at guard, but others disagree. A full-time starter his last two seasons at Washington, became the best O-lineman in the Pac-12 Conference on the best O-line in the country. The only red flag is he drew 14 penalties over the last two years, showing technique refinement is needed at the next level.


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