NFL Regional Combines have been set up around the country to identify under-the-radar talent. Rarely have these events seen a raw talent like Lawrence Okoye.
The 6’6″, 304 pound British Olympian wowed scouts at the Dallas event with a 4.78 forty yard dash, 10’5″ broad jump, and 35″ vertical. Now, the British record holder in the discus is not only firmly on the NFL’s radar as a free agent, but he may also get a look in the draft.
Okoye and his impressive performance is not the only instance where a discus champion has emerged on the NFL scene. Margus Hunt, who played at SMU and had an impressive Combine performance that vaulted him into the first or second round, was a champion for Estonia.