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The 2013 NFL draft is full of raw, foreign-born prospects that make up for whatever they lack in experience with unlimited upside. You can add one more of those players to that list, but this one lacks any prior football background.
Lawrence Okoye is a 6-foot-6, 294-pound Olympic discus thrower. The 21-year-old was in the United States to train for his natural sport when he saw there was an NFL regional combine in Atlanta. He impressed several teams and earned a second workout at the Super Regional Combine in Dallas on April 7, according to the Daily Mail. On Sunday, he confirmed via Twitter that he will pursue professional football full time.
Okoye is draft eligible, but he lacks any prior experience with the game. Players like Ezekiel Ansah from Ghana, Bjoern Werner from Germany and Margus Hunt from Estona have the same natural, raw talent, but at least played the game in college, if not high school as well. Englandproduct Menelik Watson is a projected second-round prospect this y...
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