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thorshammer
03-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Check out the video of this kid. 6'9" and 351 pounds .... not fat and runs well. Not sure if he can make it in the NFL but if he can move well and can be coached he has a chance.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/vikings-sign-absolute-behemoth-polish-tackle-from-german-football-league-205443041.html

VikingMike
03-26-2015, 07:55 PM
Looks like he's playing against Pop Warner teams. We shall see.

RK.
03-27-2015, 12:21 AM
What is interesting in watching those vids is that he is really mobile. He gets down field which is rare for guys that big, You just know they are going to call him bubba, LOL

BadlandsVikings
03-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Bubba the Pollack

rockymtdan
03-27-2015, 11:01 AM
Had a good laugh watching him push 6th graders around. Haha hope he makes it.

TeamSoftware
03-27-2015, 11:27 AM
WTF? Are those some kind of spoof videos from the comedy channel?

Most of the time in the videos after pancaking a defender (or two) he is down the field with the running back. I say make him a fullback.

--Scott

Mark_The_Viking
03-31-2015, 07:37 AM
He could out fridge the fridge

C Mac D
03-31-2015, 09:37 AM
He could out fridge the fridge

Perry was only 6'2", 335 lbs. Pretty much everyone can "out fridge the fridge."

Phill Loadholt is 6'8", 343 lbs.

snowinapril
03-31-2015, 10:11 AM
Check out the video of this kid. 6'9" and 351 pounds .... not fat and runs well. Not sure if he can make it in the NFL but if he can move well and can be coached he has a chance.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/vikings-sign-absolute-behemoth-polish-tackle-from-german-football-league-205443041.html

I think he said he has been playing football for 9 years.
He had a pro day here in the US and we saw how his measurables measured up.

They think he is coachable.

The videos of him getting down field shows he is mobile, but he might not be able to shrug off NFL players like he did in Europe with the midgets football league.

RK.
03-31-2015, 10:20 AM
Good article


Babatunde Aiyegbusi (Offensive Line)

Polish born Babatunde Aiyegbusi’s journey to the NFL is a unique one to say the least. Having played his entire career in the European League thus far, Aiyegbusi was determined to show the NFL what he could do. Following an impressive pro day workout at the University of Texas-San Antonio, the Minnesota Vikings wasted no time in signing the intriguing offensive lineman to their team.

At 6’9”, 351 pounds, Aiyegbusi is a mammoth; however, he possesses excellent footwork and mobility for a player his size. Aiyegbusi consistently makes downfield blocks, has a tenacious mentality that allows him to finish defenders into the ground, and gives great effort on a regular basis. He also has exceptionally quick feet for someone his size, which will serve him well in pass protection as well as the running game.

Granted, there are things that Aiyegbusi will have to improve on if he hopes to push for a starting spot in the NFL, such as hand placement, pad level, etc. The good news for the Vikings is that these intangible skills are much easier to fix for a player that already has raw physical talent. Aiyegbusi will surely create competition at offensive tackle right away, however, if he’s not ready to start from day one, he does have what it takes to develop into a solid starter in the near future.

Ultimately, this is a win-win situation for the Minnesota Vikings. Babatunde Aiyegbusi has a huge upside in the NFL, and therefore, the Vikings made the right move by picking him up when they did.




http://isportsweb.com/2015/03/28/minnesota-vikings-what-do-newman-and-aiyegbusi-bring-to-the-table/

NodakPaul
03-31-2015, 06:09 PM
Good article

Another fun article: http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/298072901.html

He sounds like a fun character.

vikesrgreat2
04-06-2015, 11:43 AM
David Dixon 2.0?

Suick
04-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Who was the pro wrestler we had on the team a few years ago?

C Mac D
04-07-2015, 12:12 PM
Who was the pro wrestler we had on the team a few years ago?

Two actually... Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns (real name Joe Anoa'i).

They actually faced each other at Wrestlemania this year, and it true Vikings fashion, both ended up losing...

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2015/3/29/8310997/both-former-vikings-manage-to-lose-wrestlemania-main-event