On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings held a workout for offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi.
Who? That's a very good question. Let's dive a little bit deeper on this.
Aiyegbusi. . .gonna take a while to spell that without looking it up. . .has never played a down of college football, per the report from Michael C. Wright of ESPN.
Agent Jeff Griffin came into contact with Aiyegbusi through Texas Tech assistant coach Kevin Curtis, a client and former fourth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, who spent two years playing in NFL Europe for the Cologne Centurions.
Curtis received a YouTube video from one of his former coaches in NFL Europe, who happens to work with Aiyegbusi, to see whether Texas Tech would be interested in signing him. The problem was Aiyegbusi, who turns 27 in May, had exhausted his college eligibility by competing in Poland's professional league.
As you can see from the video, the man is huge. He had a Pro Day workout at the University of Texas-San Antonio on Monday and measured in at 6'8", 351. He also managed to run a 5.28-second 40-yard dash and displayed a 26.5" vertical leap. Because he doesn't have any college eligibility, he isn't going to be a part of the upcoming NFL Draft, but he can sign with an NFL team any time he wants.
I'd love to see the Vikings take a chance on a player like this. Obviously he's not going to step in right away or anything, but he's obviously got some athletic ability. If the Vikings could find a way to hide him on the practice squad or something for a bit until he gets a little more polished. . .not Polished. . .you never know what could happen. The team currently has 71 players under contract, so there's plenty of room on the roster for a player like Aiyegbusi.