Minnesota OL Daniel Faalele Becomes 5th-Heav

Daniel Paala is an absolutely huge person

The former Golden Gophers lineman made history at the NFL Combine in March and did so again during Saturday’s NFL Draft

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The Golden Gophers’ starting five averaged 334 pounds and four of the five stood 6 feet or taller

The biggest of the #BigUglies 🛶 pictwittercom/OwaNEFOcng

Of the Big Five Uglies, right tackle Daniel Paallah was the biggest

Despite his inexperience, Faalla was a four-star prospect after playing at IMG Academy

That’s Sam Pittman (then a UGA assistant) taking video of Daniel Faalla at IMG Academy in 2017 before he ever played in a football game


Now, four years later, he has foregone his final season of collegiate eligibility and heard his name called in the 2022 NFL Draft

Faalla was selected 110th overall in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens

With the 110th pick in the 2022 @NFLDraft , the @Ravens select OT Daniel Faalele

📺: 2022 #NFLDraft on NFLN/ESPN/ABC pictwittercom/JN6I6WmIAh

Earlier this spring, Falala attended the NFL Combine and shared what he loves about the sport

Daniel Paala shared some of the things he learned to love about soccer


— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) March 3, 2022

At 6-foot-8, 384 pounds, Faalla became the heaviest player to attend the NFL Combine since 2003, when the NFL Network was first on site to cover the event

Daniel Falella 608038411 Hand 35 1/8 Arm 85 1/8 Wing

The heaviest player at the combine since 2003

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 4, 2022

In addition to his NFL Combine record, he is set to become one of the greatest players in history after being drafted on Saturday

If/when Fallah takes the field for rookie camp with the Ravens this summer, he will be the NFL’s fifth-heaviest player of all time

Here are the 10 heaviest players in NFL history:

Aaron Gibson – 410 lbs

Terrell Brown – 403 lbs

Nate Newton – 401 lbs

Bryant McKinney – 386 lbs

Daniel Paala – 384 pounds

William “The Fridge” Perry – 382 pounds

Trent Brown – 380 pounds

Michael Jasper – 375 pounds

TJ Barnes – 364 lbs

Mekhi Becton – 364 lbs

Robert Griffin (not to be confused with the QB) – 361 pounds

Faalele is absolutely massive

Minnesota OT Daniel Faalele on using his size (6-9, 379!) to his advantage @ScoreboardNash pictwittercom/KMJTceV1Qp

You don’t want to be a defensive end trying to outrun him on the edge

This will not end well

Any report on @GopherFootball OL Daniel Faalele must include the words “gobbler” and “mauler” #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ pictwittercom/JqBySJgec2

He even scored the most rushing touchdown in college football history last season

Considering he only played five years of football, the ceiling is very high for the former Minnesota trench warrior

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