Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Recently I was watching/read something that said Buluga has some kind of illness like diabities or something. I thought it said he was even out a couple of games in college. I feel bad for the guy, but do you really want to draft him with your top pick? I just think your top pick has to be as non-risky as possible. If it's the second or 3rd fine, but not the first.
Anyone have any insight into his issue?
He had a thyroid problem that flared up early in the season, causing him to miss a few games and lose some weight. The doctors have cleared him and don't even believe he'll reqiure medication to regulate it. He'll get a thorough medical evaluation from teams interested in drafting him.
Thanks for the insight. I have two family members with a thyroid problem. One has been on medication most of my life. I guess without the medication you can get extermely tired and your over all system slows down. With the medication it doesnt seem to be much of a problem, but at the same time they arent playing in the NFL. I trust the doctorswill make the right decision.
Something I found:
Posted Oct. 01, 2009 @ 12:05 p.m.
By Nolan Nawrocki
• Iowa junior OLT Bryan Bulaga has been medically cleared to play against Arkansas State after missing the last three weeks with a thyroid condition that will not require lifelong medication as initially feared. The injury all the more increases the likelihood that he will depart for the NFL following the season, despite still having much to prove as a relatively raw technician who's still learning to play the game. The high premium placed on athletic big men in the NFL could easily position Bulaga in the first round of the draft, despite having yet to play like a proven first-round talent.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Jan 18, 2010 at 15:04:36 ]