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 Post subject: Lawrence Okoye - DL
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:53 pm 
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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

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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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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
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Another link

http://tracking.si.com/2013/04/07/lawrence-okoye-nfl-combine/

Full list of participants

http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2013/4/6/4187608/2013-NFL-super-regional-combine-full-list-of-participants

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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
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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

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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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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
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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

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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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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
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The guy interviews well

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/0ap2000000157950/Lawrence-Okoye-s-NFL-dream?continuous=true

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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence Okoye - DL
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^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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