Also there is more than the physical attributes. It’s that mental toughness too. Here’s an experiment I’d like to see in TC. Find a 7’ - 7’2” guy with long arms, perhaps European league or semipro and try him on ST’s to see if he can block a few field goals or perhaps distract the kicker enough to change the trajectory of his kicks. I’d even see if he could go after a lob pass on a first and goal type situation. Don’t know if it’s ever been tried.DJ Reader was the starting center on his HS basketball team.
New England hit on a college wrestler 15 or so years ago, and people still make it out like it's a big deal. Most of the wrestlers coming into the league are stiff and nonathletic. A lot of these guys aren't close to 300 in high school. If they aren't playing roundball, I look for guys that threw the shot or discus. The league is about movement. Not playing in a phone booth.