I am sorry if I sound abrupt here, but I find it laughable some are questioning his toughness.
A lot of you mention rugby - have many of you actually sat down to watch a game? Incredibly tough, no pads, no helmets and the prospect of a 25 stone prop annihilating a 5'4" scrum half...legally.
Trust me, he is hard enough.
As a recap - he learnt the discus in two years and made the Olympic final. He is so intelligent, he received an unconditional offer to study law at Oxford University, one of the best universities in the world and the equal of your Harvard & Princeton.
Trust me, he will learn the game.
I would expect him to be on the practice squad for a year or so, but I would not be surprised if he sees game time in 2014. Time will tell.
[ Edited by EnglishNFLFan on May 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM ]