Viliami Fehoko NFL Draft
Viliami Fehoko

Viliami Fehoko

  • EDGE San Jose State
  • Junior
  • #164
  • 6'4"
  • 263lbs
  • Prospect
  • Mountain West

2022 Season









Prospect Summary

Viliami Fehoko NFL Draft Scouting Report

EDGE, San Jose State Spartans

Football and athleticism run in Villiami Fehoko’s family. Fehoko is the second cousin of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea. In addition to playing football, Fehoko was member of the East Palo Alto Razorbacks rugby club. He developed into a multi-year starter for the Spartans’ defense. 

Fehoko plays with a hot motor—he does not stop attacking offensive linemen. Whether versus the run or pass, he plays with a relentless mindset. His hands are and remain active during reps with multiple punches thrown. I appreciate the play strength and physicality he plays with at the point of attack in the run game. He has the physical strength to anchor, stack, and shed blocks on the edges. Fehoko has an understanding of the different run-blocking concepts and how to win against them. He does a good job with his hands defeating zone blocks to remain clean and upright as he flows with the football. 

As a pass rusher, his productivity has increased over the last three seasons. Fehoko has multiple hand counters and moves to win. He has an understanding of not overrunning the play and getting out of the quarterback’s reach on outside rushers. Instead, he retraces his steps or spins back inside to catch the quarterback as he attempts to step up in the pocket. There are flashes of a two/double-handed swipe to reduce the hitting surface for the offensive lineman and knock their hands down altogether. 

Fehoko does not have an explosive or quick first step to own the vertical outside path. Snap timing will be important for his success. I can envision NFL offensive tackles short/quick-setting him to eliminate any build-up speed he will need to win the outside arc. I did not see a flexible bend off the edge to corner steep angles. This puts more onus on his hand-fighting skills to win quickly. He is not a twitchy mover that strings together pass-rush moves to stress his opponents. 

Overall, Viliami Fehoko is a well-experienced and disruptive edge defender. He has the versatility to play from different alignments. I project him as a rotational defender with the ability to play versus the pass and run.

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Pass-rush productivity
  • Versatility
  • Motor

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Lacks explosiveness
  • Average bend
  • Ceiling

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 4”

Weight: 276 lbs

Arm Length: 33”

Hand Size: 9”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: TBD

Vertical Jump: TBD

Broad Jump: TBD

Short-Shuttle: TBD

Three-Cone: TBD

Bench Reps: 24 reps

Ideal Role: Rotational edge/defensive end

Scheme Fit: 3-4 

TDN Consensus Grade: 74.50/100 (Fourth-Round Value)

  • Parson Grade: 74.50/100

Written By: Damian Parson

Exposures: Auburn (2022), Nevada (2022), UNLV (2022), Fresno State (2022)

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