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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

When you think about his ceiling, think about J.J. Watt. He had similar freakish measurables. If Okoye learns how to play -- and he'll have arguably the best DL coach in the NFL, I believe that could be his ceiling.
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
He's gonna make the team, I'm calling it. Think he'll beat out Dial for the roster spot.

Lol, won't happen
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??

LOL! No way you can send him to college after he signed, this isn't the mlb where you have minors. If he wanted to play college ball he could've enrolled in a school and walked on. No way if he shows progress we risk letting him get away
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??

You cant just stash players away. My guess is he will end up on the practice squad if he shows something. If he shows too much a team could steal him away if the Niners dont keep him on the 53 man roster.
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??

LOL! No way you can send him to college after he signed, this isn't the mlb where you have minors. If he wanted to play college ball he could've enrolled in a school and walked on. No way if he shows progress we risk letting him get away

Tongue in cheek about the NCAA thing
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??

You cant just stash players away. My guess is he will end up on the practice squad if he shows something. If he shows too much a team could steal him away if the Niners dont keep him on the 53 man roster.

Okay so this is what I'm wondering. How does that "stealing" crap work??
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Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
He's gonna make the team, I'm calling it. Think he'll beat out Dial for the roster spot.

Lol, won't happen

That's the safe prediction. But no one has ever seen him play football, so who knows. The guys has the measureables to be an absolute beast; and the brains, youth, and track record to accomplish incredible things (see being an Olympian). I won't say he'll make our roster, but I wouldn't count him out so easily, especially since no one knows what he is capable of. Sure as heck would be an unbelievable story. Dobbs and Tukuafu are going to have to have their s**t together to make this roster if Okoye shines early.
[ Edited by AmpLee on Apr 27, 2013 at 6:58 PM ]
Anyone know if he is related to former KC Chief Christian Okoye?
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
He's gonna make the team, I'm calling it. Think he'll beat out Dial for the roster spot.

Lol, won't happen

Longshot to make roster but he isnt beating Dial out.
Originally posted by Sourball:
Anyone know if he is related to former KC Chief Christian Okoye?


They called Christian the "Nigerian Nightmare". They might want to call this guy, "The Nigerian is so scary I soiled my shorts".
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Serious question because I'm ignorant when it comes to the mechanics and timing of 90-man rosters, 53-man rosters. practice squad eligibility, blah blah blah:

Is there anything that can jeopardize our long-term hold on this guy? Any way teams can steal him? My thinking: Even if it takes him 2-3 years to "learn" football, he would still be a 24 year old freak of nature. We should do literally whatever is necessary to coach this kid up. Hell, send him to an SEC school for two years while maintaining his rights. Is he NCAA-eligible??

You cant just stash players away. My guess is he will end up on the practice squad if he shows something. If he shows too much a team could steal him away if the Niners dont keep him on the 53 man roster.

If he knocks Iupati on his ass on the first play of practice, they should stop practice, take him off the field, tell him, "Nice job, but everybody does that." Then take him into the office and tell him that they would like to take a chance and sign him to an 8 year contract for 10 MILLION dollars. He'll think its great and sign.
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Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by Sourball:
Anyone know if he is related to former KC Chief Christian Okoye?


They called Christian the "Nigerian Nightmare". They might want to call this guy, "The Nigerian is so scary I soiled my shorts".

The Oxford tosser
It'll be an interesting story in what looks to be a boring training camp. I'd like to think our roster is too talented for a guy who has never played a down of football to make the squad though
practice squad most likely but maybe he makes the jump next season