The Minnesota Vikings have signed the Polish Behemoth
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that they have signed undrafted free agent offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi. The 6’9 351 pound lineman never played college football, but was a standout in the Polish and German American Football League(s), eventually leading him to the University of Texas-San Antonio’s pro-day. Once there, Aiyegbusi impressed Minnesota Vikings coaches so much, he flew to Minnesota to hold a private workout for the team.
Obviously, The Vikings have signed Aiyegbusi solely on size and potential. Only time will tell if Babatunde can play in the NFL, but he has shown in a very limited capacity that he can learn the game on the fly.
Before his pro-day workout at UTSA, Aiyegbusi had to learn all of the drills the offensive lineman were performing in front of NFL scouts and personnel. According to reports, he learned the drills in an hour and a half, after never performing them before arriving in the U.S. That in itself is impressive, let alone performing well enough to earn a contract.
Earning a roster spot will be tough, but I would not be surprised to see the “Polish Behemoth” on an NFL team’s practice squad heading into the 2015 season.