Washington OL Daniel Faalele Becomes 5th-Heav

Daniel Faalele is an absolutely gigantic person.

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

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

Biggest of the #BigUglies 🛶 pic.twitter.com/OwaNEFOcng

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

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

This is Sam Pittman (then a UGA assistant) taking video of Daniel Faalele at IMG Academy in 2017 before he even played in a football game.


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

The Baltimore Ravens selected Faalele in the fourth round with the No. 110.

110th overall in the 2022 @NFLDraft , the @Ravens selected 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 loves about football.


— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) March 3, 2022

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

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Heaviest player at the Combine since 2003

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 4, 2022

In addition to his NFL Combine record, he is expected to become one of the greatest players in history after Saturday’s draft.

If/when Faalele 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 top 10 heaviest players in NFL history:

Aaron Gibson – 410 pounds

Terrell Brown – 403 pounds

Nate Newton – 401 pounds

Bryant McKinnie – 386 pounds

Daniel Faalele – 384 pounds

William “The Refrigerator” Perry – 382 pounds

Trent Brown – 380 pounds

Michael Jasper – 375 pounds

T. J. Barnes – 364 pounds

Mekhi Becton – 364 pounds

Robert Griffin (not to be confused with 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 the defensive end trying to get around the edge.

It won’t end well.

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

Last season, he even scored the hardest touchdown in college football history.

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

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