Why Taliese Fuaga Could Be An Anchor For An NFL Team


Thursday night is the night. The NFL draft is upon us.

The top pick seems to be known with Caleb Williams looking like he is heading to Chicago. But after that pick there are a lot of questions.

Former GM Randy Mueller joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about the NFL draft. Canzano was interested in some of the Pac-12 players who could be top picks in the draft outside of Caleb Williams. The first guy Mueller mentioned was Oregon State offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga.

“You’re probably going to see a Pac-12 guy come off in the top 6 or 8 and it’s (Taliese) Fuaga the right tackle at Oregon State,” Mueller said on 750 The Game. “I think he has all the skills to play at the NFL level. The fact that he can move laterally as well as anybody but yet sinks his butt to anchor are the critical factors for guys playing tackle in the NFL and I think he has both of those.”

Another guy that Mueller loves is wide receiver Rome Odunze from Washington. There seems to be an assumption that Marvin Harrison Jr. is going to be the top receiver in the draft. Mueller says to hold off on that thought.

“I think Odunze is one of three really special wide receivers, and depending on what your looking for I could make the case for Rome being No. 1 over Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers,” said Mueller. “I think he (Odunze) is a culture changing person and player and that’s hard to get at that position. I think NFL teams will value that. They’re going to see the fact that he is more than a football player.”

Listen to the full interview with Randy Mueller by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano live weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.