The Original P.i.m.p. Baller wrote:
Jeff Demps recently tried it as a running back and he barely played in his three seasons in the league.
Of course, the big difference between Brazier and the other notable track athletes who have attempted to cross over to the NFL (aside from the fact that all their events were purely fast-twitch) is that all those others guys actually played football at a high level in college. Brazier played two years of scrub-level high school football. Watching him try out for an NFL team would be like watching Johnny Knoxville film a stunt for Jackass.
Delusional is right.
And waif thin LRCers who weighed all of 120lbs in HS need to refrain from providing "expertise" here.
Donovan wouldn't even register a blip on any NFL team radar. None. The ability to run 800 meters in less than a minute and 45 seconds is completely irrelevant in the NFL.
In a league where 250 pound linebackers can run 4.5 and faster, a 165 pound twig who has never registered a sub 11 100 let alone a 4.5 40 has no chance.
The kickers are bigger than Donovan.
Back to 40 speed. Even if Brazier could run 4.5, there were 53 rookies at combine last year that were faster and that's just a measure of potential NFL players in a single class. Oh, and these are guys that also test bench press reps @ 225 lbs with DBs averaging 12 reps.
Donovan Brazier would have his face mashed into the ground every play at the line of scrimmage so his 800 endurance is irrelevant. If he got off the line of scrimmage, the DBs covering him can run just as fast backwards. If he ever caught a pass, he would require a stretcher to get off the field.