Nate Ilaoa a Big Dude

Nate Ilaoa a Big Dude
April 30, 2007, 9:16 am

Before this weekend's draft, NFL Network's Mike Mayock picked RB Nate Ilaoa as one of his sleepers and had this to say:

There is this bowling-ball running back out of Hawaii named Nate Ilaoa.
He is a 255-pound, overweight bowling ball. He didn't run well at the
combine and if he gets drafted it will be probably be in the sixth or
seventh round or he'll be a free agent. This kid came to Hawaii as a
wide receiver and was a productive wide receiver until he stated
gaining all this weight.

I put the tape on to watch a free
safety from Boise State and this running back kept running people over
and making people miss. I said: Who is this kid? I made a few phone
calls and watched some more tapes. You don't want to buy into him
because he is so out of the box, but he's just the kind of kid that has
something. He intrigues me.

Definitely an intruiging late round pick from the Birds.  Does anyone else find it funny that the Eagles drafted two running backs and they run the ball four times a game?

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