British Discus Thrower

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    Seventh round? Sure.  That's kind of what you do with those picks--take chances.

     

     
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    That size/speed combo is just freakish, but I'd still prefer getting him as an UDFA, if possible. And I think trying to make him an OL would be easier than making him a DL. A project for sure, but if he was the second coming of Stephen Neal, we'd all be happy with that.

     
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    He wants to play QB and throw the football.

     
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000156153/article/lawrence-okoye-hopes-to-move-from-olympics-to-nfl

     

    He talks about being a DE in this article Nomad

     




    It's a small joke, him being a discus thrower. Think long ball.

     

     
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    Yep, but the article also says he weighs 284, versus 304 in the first article. At 284, DE is probably his best chance.

     
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    If he can pick up Ridley and throw him 10 yards downfield I'm in.

     
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    For a 7th why not? Most late round 7th's are essentially UDFA's that you just want to make sure they sign with your team anyways. If he's got high potential grab him before someone else can whisper in his ear.

     
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    Wow, that dude is built like a brick sh!thouse... assuming he passes drug testing, I don't see the downside to take a flier on him in Rd 7.

     
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    Agreed.  Especially with the need for some depth on the DL, this could be a nice get.  Remember Stephen Neal didn't play a down of college football and ended up having a tremendous career here in NE.  Such an athlete would be a good get at the end of the draft.

     
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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/07/british-discus-thrower-puts-on-a-show-at-regional-combine/ British discus thrower puts on a show at Regional Combine Posted by Michael David Smith on April 7, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix - Samsung Diamond League 2012Getty Images

    When we noted last week that British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye had decided to put track and field on hold and try to make it in the NFL, we wrote that it seemed unlikely he would be drafted. But after Okoye put on an impressive performance at the Regional Combine in Dallas today, there may just be an NFL team willing to spend a draft pick on a player who has never played a down of football.

    Former NFL personnel man Gil Brandt attended the Regional Combine and left saying that Okoye looks like he could be drafted as a defensive lineman.

    Okoye measured in at 6-foot-5 3/8 and 304 pounds, and he ran his two 40-yard dashes in 4.88 and 4.78 seconds. That kind of size and speed combination is highly unusual: At the Indianapolis Scouting Combine, only five defensive linemen ran faster than Okoye, and none of those five weighed more than 277 pounds.

    Brandt also describes Okoye as “unbelievably active and incredibly explosive in drills” and calls Okoye’s workout “a real, first-class show.”

    For NFL teams, spending a draft pick on someone who has never played football is a risk. And spending a draft pick on someone who might just change his mind and decide he wants to go back to track and field is also a risk.

    But in the seventh round of the draft, a guy who’s that big, strong and fast may be too tempting to pass up.

     

     

    Would you guys spend a 7th on this guy based on his potential?




    look at it this way: if a receiver jukes one of ur cb/s and catches a long bomb, a rb breaks free in the open field or a returner is gone heading to the endzone this guy can whip out the discus and take him out from 70 yards away

     
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    look at it this way: if a receiver jukes one of ur cb/s and catches a long bomb, a rb breaks free in the open field or a returner is gone heading to the endzone this guy can whip out the discus and take him out from 70 yards away

     



    Are there any Olympic javelin thrower available then?

     
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    In response to 42AND46's comment:

     


    look at it this way: if a receiver jukes one of ur cb/s and catches a long bomb, a rb breaks free in the open field or a returner is gone heading to the endzone this guy can whip out the discus and take him out from 70 yards away

     

     



    Are there any Olympic javelin thrower available then?

     




    yeah you could go javelin as well

     
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    It's always a risk, he's got crazy skills that can't be taught but can he play? It may be worth the risk of a 7th round pick. Somebody will definitely sign him as a UFA.

     

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