Minnesota OL Daniel Faalele is now the 5th heaviest NFL

Daniel Faalele is an absolutely giant human being.

The former Golden Gophers lineman made history at the NFL Combine in March and did it again Saturday during the NFL Draft.

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The Golden Gophers’ starting five averaged 334 pounds and four of the five stood 6-foot-5 or taller.

The biggest of the #BigUglies 🛶 pic.twitter.com/OwaNEFOcng

Of the five Big Uglies, right tackle Daniel Faalele was the biggest.

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

This is Sam Pittman (then a UGA assistant) taking video of Daniel Faalele 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.

Faalele is overall no. 110 drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

With the No. 110 overall pick in the 2022 @NFLDraft, the @Ravens select OT Daniel Faalele.

📺: 2022 #NFLDraft on NFLN/ESPN/ABC pic.twitter.com/JN6I6WmIAh

Earlier this spring, Faalele participated in the NFL Combine and shared what he loves about the sport.

Daniel Faalele shared some of the things he learned to love about football.


— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) March 3, 2022

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

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Heaviest player at 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 Faalele steps on the field for rookie camp with the Ravens this summer, he will be the fifth heaviest NFL player of all time.

Here are the Top 10 Heaviest Players in NFL History:

Aaron Gibson – 410 lbs

Terrell Brown – 403 lbs

Nate Newton – 401 lbs

Bryant McKinnie – 386 lbs

Daniel Faalele – 384 lbs

William “The Refrigerator” Perry – 382 lbs

Trent Brown – 380 lbs

Michael Jasper – 375 lbs

T. J. 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 pic.twitter.com/KMJTceV1Qp

You don’t want to be a defensive end trying to get around him on the edge.

This will not end well.

Any report on @GopherFootball OL Daniel Faalele must include the words “engulfs” and “mauler”. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ pic.twitter.com/JqBySJgec2

He even scored the heaviest touchdown in college football history last season.

Considering he’s only played five years of football, the ceiling is extremely high for the former Minnesota trench warrior.

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