Lawrence Okoye - DL

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Lawrence Okoye - DL
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:53 pm
  • Originally projected as an undrafted projected after the Super Regional Combine (what a horrible name) he's made a few teams take a second look. A UK (not University of Kentucky but the United Kingdom) Olympian and Rugby standout that has always been interested in the NFL. He's putting aside the discus for a shot at the NFL.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000158087/article/lawrence-okoye-impresses-at-super-regional-combine?campaign=Twitter_atl

    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.


    Worth a late round flyer, those measureables are impressive and with 34.5" arms added I'm sure he fits the mould of what we look for as an interior DL disruption.
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Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:28 pm
  • And English keeps his feet on the ground and reminds me not to get on the hype train on SDB :)

    http://seahawksdraftblog.com/sunday-notes

    Physically you can be a match made in heaven, but you just can’t start playing a sport and excel. Okoye has never, ever played American Football. Think about that for a second.
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Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:46 pm
  • HighlandHawk wrote:And English keeps his feet on the ground and reminds me not to get on the hype train on SDB :)

    http://seahawksdraftblog.com/sunday-notes

    Physically you can be a match made in heaven, but you just can’t start playing a sport and excel. Okoye has never, ever played American Football. Think about that for a second.


    Excellent point which I think applies very much to "level of competition" too. Remember the guy who was 300# plus and could jump from waist deep in a swimming pool up on to the edge? There's a reason he never made it to the NFL, but I have no idea what that reason was, I'm sure it's legit.
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Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:11 pm
  • ^Very good interview. Sounds like he wants it, and knows it ain't easy. Probably won't ever make it, but I don't see him not catching on to a practice squad somewhere. I'd be happy getting him in camp.
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