Cougar linebacker Alani Fua shines in last day of NFL Combine

Sarah Hill
Alani Fua scores a touchdown following an interception in a 2013 game against Georgia Tech. (Sarah Hill)

Former BYU outside linebacker Alani Fua impressed in his final-day workouts at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday.

Fua was the lone representative of BYU football in this year’s combine, participating as one of 15 linebackers to undergo various drills before NFL scouts at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis.

After disappointing performances in the 40–yard dash and 225-pound bench press drills, Fua was able to rebound by posting top-four performances in the 3-cone, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle drills.

Fua’s 6.83 time in the 3-cone drill was good for third–best among linebackers, beating out projected first-round picks Vic Beasley and Shaq Thompson.

Fua tied Beasley and Texas’ Jordan Hicks for fourth in the 20–yard shuttle with a time of 4.15 seconds. He would come in fourth once more in the 60–yard shuttle, recording a time of 11.54 seconds.

Whether Fua boosted his draft stock after mixed results in Indianapolis remains to be seen. currently ranks the former Cougar as the 23rd best linebacker going into the draft and projects him to be drafted in the seventh round.

The 2015 NFL Draft begins April 30.

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