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    Didn't the Eagles give a try out to a legitimate rugby player a few years ago?
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    Re: Okoye

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Didn't the Eagles give a try out to a legitimate rugby player a few years ago?
    They signed Sav Rocca who was an Australian Rules Football player so it would makes sense that they also looked at pro rugby players as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    They signed Sav Rocca who was an Australian Rules Football player so it would makes sense that they also looked at pro rugby players as well.
    I think this guy was trying out as a defensive end or something.
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    He was very impressive at the Regional Combine

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...gional-combine

    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.
    Insane numbers and he passes the eye exam





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    Quote Originally Posted by Justlovemybirds View Post
    He was very impressive at the Regional Combine

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...gional-combine




    Insane numbers and he passes the eye exam

    Some coach is going to be drooling over him. I wouldn't be surprised if someone MAJORLY reached for the guy and took him in the 4th or 5th rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Some coach is going to be drooling over him. I wouldn't be surprised if someone MAJORLY reached for the guy and took him in the 4th or 5th rounds.
    There is no such thing as a major reach in the 4th round.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah W View Post
    There is no such thing as a major reach in the 4th round.
    Uhh...yes there is.

    Taking someone who would essentially be undrafted is reaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Uhh...yes there is.

    Taking someone who would essentially be undrafted is reaching.
    Says who? Had the bengals drafted Burfict in round 4, maybe they get labeled reachers but a 4 is a long shot gamble in the first place. Most of them make the team, but a small percentage become stars.
    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.







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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Some coach is going to be drooling over him. I wouldn't be surprised if someone MAJORLY reached for the guy and took him in the 4th or 5th rounds.
    Too bad Al Davis is dead.
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    Re: Okoye

    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




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Didn't the Eagles give a try out to a legitimate rugby player a few years ago?
    I don't remember that, but I highly doubt it was a legit rugby player. I don't think there was ever a famous international class rugby star who's tried out for an NFL team. I know that Jonah Lomu was offered something from the Cowboys, but he wasn't interested. Would have been interesting to have seen him playing RB in the NFL at 260 lbs, he ran the 100 meters in 10.4 seconds which is freakish at that size. He owned England for years in his prime, I hated it, and nobody could tackle him 1 on 1, its a shame his career was short lived because of health issues.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah W View Post

    Says who? Had the bengals drafted Burfict in round 4, maybe they get labeled reachers but a 4 is a long shot gamble in the first place. Most of them make the team, but a small percentage become stars.
    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.
    Marcus Smith, for example.

    He probably would have gone undrafted.

    Was Pitta a long shot gamble? Hardly. If anything he may have been one of the more safe TE picks in that draft.

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