Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan has a chance to be the heaviest player ever selected in the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-6 McGowan weighed in at 405 pounds at Baylor’s Pro Day last week, and longtime NFL personnel man Gil Brandt says that’s the heaviest player ever weighed at any Pro Day.
The heaviest player in NFL history was former Lions offensive tackle Aaron Gibson, whose listed weight got as high as 410 during his playing career. But Gibson weighed in at a svelte 386 at the 1999 Scouting Combine, so he was lighter when he entered the league than McGowan is now.
It’s unclear, however, whether McGowan will be drafted. He played tight end in Baylor’s gadget-filled offense, but NFL teams would likely see him more as an offensive lineman. McGowan wasn’t invited to the Combine, which suggests that most personnel people don’t see him as a big-time prospect. He’s probably a long shot to make an NFL roster, but it will be fun to see the big guy try.