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LaQuan McGowan could be heaviest ever drafted

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Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan became something of an overnight sensation last season and could now be rewarded even further by being the heaviest player ever drafted at 6-foot-6, 405 pounds.

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, McGowan was highly impressive at Baylor’s pro day last week and ran the 40-yard-dash in 5.55 and 5.41 seconds while also performing 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, on top of other drills.

Those numbers may not seem like much on paper but once McGowan’s size is taken into consideration, they’re pretty incredible. The former three-star recruit from Amarillo arrived at Baylor as an offensive tackle, but coach Art Briles found a better use for him in his spread offense. As a result, McGowan found a role as a situational red zone threat last year, hauling in two passes for 23 yards and two touchdowns, including an 18-yarder which may be seen below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVslFc5cRec

McGowan still has an uphill battle in terms of his path to the NFL, as he wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but his pro day results are encouraging. He may not be drafted at all, but someone will surely take a flier on him in the future.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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