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New Orleans Saints draft Oregon State offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga with pick 14 in the 2024 NFL Draft

The 6-foot-6, 324-pound Taliese Fuaga earned multiple first team All-American honors in 2023.

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The New Orleans Saints selected offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga from Oregon State with the 14th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Fuaga, a 6-foot-6 junior from Tacoma, Wash., earned multiple first team All-American honors in 2023. A standout in the Pac-12, he received first team All-Pac-12 accolades and was recognized as a Polynesian Player of the Year finalist. He was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in 2023. Throughout his junior year, Taliese helped his team average nearly 170 yards per game rushing.

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2024 NFL Combine results:

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 324 | Hand Size: 10 1/8 | Arm Length: 33 1/8 | 40-Yard Dash: 5.13 | 10-Yard Split: 1.77 | Vertical Leap: 32 | Broad Jump: 9-3 | 3-Cone Drill: - | 20-Yard Shuttle: - | Bench Press: - overview on Taliese Fuaga: Beefy right tackle capable of playing at a high level despite his lack of ideal pad level and lower-body bend. Fuaga plays with a fairly aggressive disposition. He's a one-pop blocker who struggles to clinch into his run blocks and is therefore forced to work overtime to sustain and finish. The pass protection technique is outstanding, and he possesses the athleticism to mirror and match edge-to-edge rush movements. Fuaga's hand work is exceptional in pass pro and will need to remain so, because of his lack of desired range for recovering when beaten. A team could slide him to guard to improve its interior protection, but he's best-suited at right tackle, where he should become a good starter.

Check out photos of New Orleans Saints 2024 NFL Draft first round selection Taliese Fuaga, offensive tackle out of Oregon State who was selected with the 14th pick.

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