I played DL in HS. Started out as a big fat freshman DT starting on a stacked JV team, then slimmed down to a dominant DE. The reads the skills and the assignments are simple. Size and athletic ability are what sperate the stars there. Tackles with 30 pounds on me had no chance to block me if they did not have longer reach and very fast feet, which in local HS squads was just not happening. Measurables matter.
Didn't the Eagles give a try out to a legitimate rugby player a few years ago?
He was very impressive at the Regional Combine
Insane numbers and he passes the eye examQuote:
At nearly 6-foot-6 and 304 pounds, Okoye ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.78 seconds while posting a 10-foot-5 broad jump and a 35-inch vertical jump in a "real, first-class show." Brandt called him the class of the defensive linemen in attendance Sunday.
Anyway I say there is no such thing. Can you give any examples of MAJOR reaches in the 4th round of any draft? How about a consensus of where a guy should be drafted.
As I recall, there was a player (Christian Okoye) who played NFL football on the 80' and 90's (Chiefs or Raiders ?). Anyway, are these two related? ... Bc
Couldn't resist. Check the location and weep
RE Lomu: Really? It was sure fun to watch for me... :p
I've drooled over the prospect of him being in the NFL - The kid is 6'4" 240 - the guy he smashed at 1:04 is Robbie Fruean - a similar player to him is 6'3" 230. Could be a TE but his strength is getting the ball early.
So he'd be Brandon Jacobs but actually effective and not scared to run AT defenders and faster (around Lomu's speed).
That when he was under 14 years of age; and considering many of the records are 8m (for long jump) and 70m for discus, who's to say that he doesn't improve at those at Olympic level given a little more training and not even reaching his physical peak - aren't too far off.Quote:
Many of his Rongotai College athletics records still stand – 12.92m in the under-14 shot put in 2004, 5.86m a year later in the under-15 long jump and 43.92m for discus.
Too bad the All Blacks have him (or is it, good thing that they do? :D)