Annual NFL Draft Fat Survey

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Updated: May 17, 2006

ANNUAL NFL DRAFT FAT SURVEY 64 DRAFTEES TIP THE SCALE AT 300 LBS OR MORE

THE KOREY STRINGER AWARD GOES TO MAX JEAN-GILLES WEIGHING IN AT 356 LBS.

Once again and

as usual

African Americans are

the Majority of the 300 lb +

players Drafted by the NFL

37 of 64 exactly

And special congratulations goes to African American Max Jean-Gilles topping the scales at 356 lbs. Drafted #2 in the 4th Round by Philadelphia to play Guard. The Winner and new Champion. Of the NFL Fatties.

Followed closely by African American Charles Spencer Drafted #1 in the 3rd Round by Houston as an Offensive Tackle. weighting in at 351 lbs. Just 6 more pounds and Spencer could have been Champ. In 3rd Place we do have a White Guy Zach Strief drafted as a Guard by New Orleans weighting 349 lbs. Congratulations Zach.

We are certainly not here to humiliate these players. And choosing the weight of 300 lbs. is arbitrary. Some players over 300 lbs. depending on height and condition are in better shape then some of those under 300 lbs. who were Drafted.

We are still making a very useful Point

the NFL has too many

FAT players

They all play just 4 positions.

Offensive and Defensive Tackle, Guard and Center. No player at any other Position who was Drafted reached 300 lbs. And most of the others were no where near 300 lbs. But for these 4 positions …..

…….. which the NFL lists 73 Draftees ( because some of the 64 play multiple positions ).

20 of 22 Offensive Tackles over 300 lbs. 23 of 28 Defensive Tackles over 300 lbs. 23 of 25 Guards over 300 lbs. And 7 of 12 Centers over 300 lbs. As we note every year 2 or more decades ago there were NO NFL players or at most a very very rare player over 300 lbs. Now you can basically forget about getting drafted at one of these 4 positions if you are not over 300 lbs.

That can only be considered Progress

in a “sick” society

Most NFL teams this year drafted either 2 or 3 players over 300 lbs.

Buffalo won this category drafting 4 players over 300 lbs. There are truly 2 NFL teams that deserve special praise here. Jacksonville and San Francisco did not draft any players 300 pounds or more. There is no indication of a trend nor any information that the 49ers or the Jaguars made it a policy not to draft 300 lb. players. But imagine if teams began to decide it was not in their interest to daft obese players.

What do you think would happen ??

All these 300 lb players in college would find a way to trim down and stay down below 300 lbs. and everyone of them besides being far healthier would be better players.

The fact is all of these 300 lb + Draftees are not going to become regular members of NFL rosters anyway ……

….. and all of them that do will on average have the shortest NFL careers of players at any position. Remaining at these weights after their careers they are guaranteed more medical problems and a shorter life span than the average American.

And as usual African Americans

will be the “majority” (sic)

of Sufferers and the real

Culprit is the NFL

all by Itself.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN ADAM JENNINGS AT 170 LBS.

FROM FRESNO STATE WIDE RECEIVER DRAFTED BY ATLANTA FALCONS LIGHTED PLAYER DRAFTED