Home | Articles | Analytics | Can Foley Fatukasi establish himself as an elite run-stuffer? | New York Jets training camp primer

Can Foley Fatukasi establish himself as an elite run-stuffer? | New York Jets training camp primer

Folorunso Fatukasi
Jet X Graphic, Getty Images

Folorunso Fatukasi‘s sheer power could allow him to become one of the league’s most outstanding run defenders on a yearly basis.

Here’s everything you need to know about Foley Fatukasi as he looks to prove he can anchor the Jets run defense for years to come.

Three positive stats to maintain

Impact against the run

Fatukasi did not post groundbreaking on-ball production (his run-stop rate of 7.1% ranked at the 46th percentile among IDL), but it was what he did off the stat-sheet that made his play against the run so strong. His ability to fire off the ball and penetrate his man into the running lane created plenty of tackles for short gains that were finished off by other players.

Pro Football Focus’ grading system captured Fatukasi’s subtle dominance. Fatukasi earned a run defense grade of 87.5 from PFF, which ranked fifth-best out of 109 qualified interior defensive linemen.

Knack for making big plays

Although Fatukasi only collected run-stops at an average level, when he did get involved, he was typically making a huge play. In fact, no defensive tackle was more adept at making noise against the run than Fatukasi, as evidenced by this wildly impressive stat:

Jets X-Factor Membership
Sorry, the content stops here if you’re not a Jet X Member, not currently logged-in, or viewing from an outside source such as Google AMP or an RSS Feed where logged-in status is not possible.

Get Started with the button below to access this Jets X-Factor article and the best damn New York Jets content in the world for free (after becoming a member, search for this article near the bottom of the Membership Confirmation page):
Jets X-Factor, Get Started
Log In with the button below if you’re already a member:
Jets X-Factor, Log In
Connect with the button below if you’d like to create a free account first:
Jets X-Factor, Connect

Want More Jet X?

Subscribe to become a Jet X Member to unlock every piece of Jets X-Factor content (film breakdowns, analytics, Sabo with the Jets, etc.), get audio versions of each article, receive the ability to comment within our community, and experience an ad-free platform experience.

Download the free Jet X Mobile App to get customizable notifications directly to your iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play) device.

Sign up for Jet X Daily, our daily newsletter that's delivered to your inbox every morning at 8:00 a.m. ET.

Add Jets X-Factor to your Google News feed and/or find us on Apple News to stay updated with the New York Jets.

Follow us on X (Formerly Twitter) @jetsxfactor for all the latest New York Jets news, Facebook for even more, Instagram for some of the top NY Jets images, and YouTube for original Jets X-Factor videos.

Related Articles

About the Author

More From Author