British Olympian continues his NFL dream as he works out for Super Bowl contenders.
British Discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is continuing in his quest to land on an NFL team for the 2013 season, after he was invited to a work out with the San Francisco 49ers.
Since moving to America three months ago, the 21-year old believes he has the ability to make it onto an NFL roster and become a reliable player in the league.
After performing well at the Super Regional combine, the Olympian gained enough interest from the San Francisco 49ers to warrant an offer for a private workout.
While Okoye will struggle to earn even a seventh round draft, due to the fact he has never played the sport before, he possesses rare athleticism and size for his position, and is seen as someone that can be coached up to become a dominant defender in the league.
San Francisco are looking for depth and youth across their defensive line, while they will be looking at a number of other prospects, Okoye will certainly be picked up by a team as he too good a prospect to pass up on.
Okoye’s next stop will be visiting the New Orleans Saints, another team who will be expected to make defence a priority during the draft.