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NFL Hopeful Lakendrick Ross Trying to Prove He's Not Just a Workout Freak

The guy is 6'5", 360 pounds and runs a 4.51 40. We're guessing he'll catch on in training camp with someone.
July 7, 2014, 6:55pm
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The Supplemental Draft is an opportunity for guys, who, for whatever reason, were not eligible for May's "regular" draft (i.e. due to legal issues, academic problems, etc.). And so, every July, a few players gain eligibility to finally be drafted.

This year's Supplemental features colossal human Lakendrick Ross, an athletic defensive tackle who checks in at 6'5", 360 pounds. Ross originally committed to play at Morgan State in 2011, but was never able to qualify academically. After taking 2011 off, he committed to play at Virginia University of Lynchburg, where he tore shit up as a freshman.


That, however, would be the last time he would suit up, as academics once again got in the way. Sitting out the 2013 season, he was ready to give up. However, after seeing his best friend and teammate at Lynchburg, Keith Lewis, get signed by the Buccaneers, he contacted Lewis' agent, Donte Robinson of Elite Sports Agency, to see if he could sign with him and get on track to making it to the NFL.

With only one year of college experience under his belt, Robinson took a chance on him and put in paperwork for the Supplemental Draft. Since being accepted, Robinson has fielded over 80 calls from 28 teams expressing interest.

Ross, who can do 47 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, maxes out at 405, and allegedly runs the 40 in 4.51 seconds, is holding a Pro Day today.

While it's unlikely he will be selected, there's a very good chance he'll end up in a team's camp this summer. People that big and that athletic seem to have a way of winding up in training camp.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is Ross dunking a basketball.