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Lawrence Okoye Thread of Epic Awesomeness

Whether he works out or not I bet Jimmy tomsula can't wait to get his hands on this dude. And if he does have NFL talent in him there's nobody better to pull it out than Jim IMO.
[ Edited by KegBert on Apr 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM ]
Originally posted by Sourball:
Anyone know if he is related to former KC Chief Christian Okoye?
No relation.
The 49ers are thinking outside the box. Baalke plays the draft like the three dimensional chess board on StarTrek, other teams are playing checkers.
I'm still shocked we didn't draft Okoye over special teams rando Moody or fatty guard Bykowski. Those guys are replaceable and may not make the team. Okoye is one of a kind.

Oh well, glad it worked out!
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Will be interesting to see how he does, too bad writers aren't allowed in practice to report
Anyone kind of hoping they try him out at TE? Probably more opportunity there, and with his combination of size/speed/power, and his rugby background, he could be very interesting at TE - especially in the Red Zone.
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Originally posted by DarkKnight1680:
Anyone kind of hoping they try him out at TE? Probably more opportunity there, and with his combination of size/speed/power, and his rugby background, he could be very interesting at TE - especially in the Red Zone.

Guy is around 300lbs
maybe fullback
Originally posted by DarkKnight1680:
Anyone kind of hoping they try him out at TE? Probably more opportunity there, and with his combination of size/speed/power, and his rugby background, he could be very interesting at TE - especially in the Red Zone.

I think they'll give him any opportunity to put that athleticism to use. That being said, TE is a very cerebral position, and while he's got the brains, I think it would take longer for him to pick it up than D-line. Holy s**t though, can you imagine a guy his size, strength, and speed barreling down the middle of the field?! I love the idea!
Originally posted by KID9R:
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

Where's the birth certificate
Originally posted by jimrat:
Guy is around 300lbs

I think he will likely slim down a bit, building mass for discus is different than football. Less cardio! But really, at say 285-290 and 4.75 speed, why is his weight an issue at TE? Inline blocking at 290? Sounds good! Speed down the field at 4.75? Good enough for me!
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
I'm still shocked we didn't draft Okoye over special teams rando Moody or fatty guard Bykowski. Those guys are replaceable and may not make the team. Okoye is one of a kind.

Oh well, glad it worked out!


This is what happens when a monster human being with no skill tries to compete with a skilled athlete...

One interesting thing to consider. If he does make a roster spot, can you imagine the reaction of the crowd in England? We'd have 9 home games in the regular season.
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Never played football?

he hasnt but he has played rugby so he use to the physicality of the sport.

If he makes the team he will primarily be a situational pass rusher in his first year or just not be suited up for games. But if all he has to do is break tackles and get the quarterback than he should make an impact. PLUS....we have the best d-line coach in the league and you know tomsula was the person in baalke's ear telling him to pick this kid up!

Also, have you seen this guy? he looks like he is 270 but he is 305 because he is just pure muscle! crazy potential!
I'm excited to see the outcome of this, but I would not be one bit surprised if he amounts to zilch. It takes more than being a great athlete to make it in the NFL, and to be a good DE you have to know how to take on 300+ pounders while disengaging to wrap up the ball carrier. It's going to be a long process and I hope it doesn't take too much time away from developing Tank or Lemonade.