LaQuan McGowan already has a backup plan in his head if he fails to make it in the National Football League (NFL). The 400-pound tight end from Baylor sees himself being a part of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he could utilize his massive size.
“I feel like once (the NFL) is over with, the WWE is calling my name” McGowa said, as reported by SB Nation.
Gil Brandt, NFL Media senior analyst suggested that McGowan may have been the biggest player to ever participate on Baylor’s pro day last month. He weighed 405 pounds at the event.
According to Brandt, Offensive End would be a more likely position for McGowan than Tight End should he make it in the NFL. At least, if someone looks at his pro day drill results, then it has to be considered impressive considering the size the man possesses. At NFL Scouting Combine, McGowan made a 5.41-second dash which was faster than half-dozen of the offensive linemen.
Wrestling legend Jim Ross recently praised the man from Baylor suggesting that he would “fit great” within the WWE. This is huge since JR played a big role in winning the “Monda Night Wars” in favor of the Vince McMahon-owned wrestling promotion.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 11, 2016
Professional football players and the WWE have a long time connection with each other. Former Florida State All-American defensive lineman Ron Simmons made it big in the company and formed a deadly tag-team called “APA” with JBL.
Another superstar Bill Goldberg featured for the University of Georgia and The Rock had his time with the University of Miami. Current WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil is also a retired professional football player who played in the Arena Football League (AFL) and featured for the University of Florida during his college football days.
WWE superstar Brock Lesnar also had a shot towards NFL fame; however this was after his first stint with the wrestling promotion. Lesnar made the practice team of the Minnesota Vikings but was cut loose at the end of pre-season.
Vince McMahon has always favored big men as wrestlers in his company. LaQuan McGowan fills the criteria perfectly.
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