Rams move 403-pound rookie from defense to offense


We noted before the draft that Terrell Brown was a 6-foot-10, 388-pound defensive lineman from Ole Miss who had drawn some interest from NFL teams. But that’s not quite right.

Actually, Rams coach Jeff Fisher says, Brown is a 6-foot-10, 403-pounder. And Fisher says that after the Rams signed Brown as an undrafted free agent, they decided that his future is on the offensive line.

“Actually, we weighed him in at 403,” Fisher told reporters today. “We had him in for the tryout and he had some issues that we had to clear up from a physical standpoint. But he got that put behind us. We worked him out on both sides of the ball, defensive line and offensive line, and we felt like his best position would be right tackle. [Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau] said he’d love to have him. He’s a defensive lineman that we’ve converted to offensive lineman.”

Fisher also noted that with Brown’s height, the Rams might be able to put him on the field goal block team.

“He might be able to block some kicks,” Fisher said.

And if he can’t do that, he might have a future in the WWE, which is looking for some big-bodied football players. And it might help Brown make it in professional wrestling that he already has experience with folding chairs.

75 responses to “Rams move 403-pound rookie from defense to offense

  1. No way can you play this guy for a full game. If he has any career at all, it’s going to be a short one. His knees won’t hold up, & I guarantee he’s gonna have heart problems down the line. If he really wants to play in the NFL, he should lose about 50-60 lbs & try again.

  2. So much for OTAs being “non-contact”. Dude just got mugged by a 400 lb monster.

  3. Being moved to offense? Ho-hum.

    Now if he had been moved to special teams, THAT would garner attention.

  4. Ok, I was wondering where he went. I thought that if he had any catching ability, line him him up as a TE. Throw the ball high to him, I dare you to find someone who could cover that mass of humanity…

  5. id be worried with a man this tall on the o-line. the qb cant throw his direction without worrying about hitting him in the back of the helmet

  6. If he has any sort of vertical at all they better put him in the middle on EVERY fg attempt by the opposing team

  7. Damn! Even at 6ft 10 is 400 pounds healthy?
    Seems like diabetes is just around the corner for this guy.

  8. If he is on the offensive line in this picture, he has just cost the offense 10 yards. If he is on defense, he just cost his team 5% of the field & an automatic first down. He’s off to a slow start.

    Everybody knows that the taller OTs struggle for leverage against NFL DEs. I would think he might be more effective on the DL.

  9. “Rams move 403-pound rookie from defense to offense”
    A Dodge Ram?

  10. Tackle-eligible play on the goal-line… he can just stand there and put his hands up in the air.

  11. wizkidshoes says: May 23, 2013 7:06 PM

    Last time he jumped we had a solar eclipse.
    And when he landed we had an earthquake.

  12. Shades of The Fridge! Holy cow!

    Obviously he’s not skinny, but he’s not all flab either. He runs the 40 in 5.8, which isn’t really NFL speed, but it’s not too shabby for a man of this size. It sounds like the big issue will be to work on his flexibility so he can get under defenders.

    If he goes the WWE route, I want to see him in a Battle Royale against a ring filled little luchadores.

  13. I’m actually pretty surprised we aren’t seeing more 500lb sumo wrestlers on an offensive line. Those dudes could SERIOUSLY run block. 3 foot burst into some other dude for a knockdown.

  14. He doesn’t need to block any kicks, he just needs to create the push that lets someone else block them.

  15. where do I begin hey quest !! how long will it take ahmad brooks to get around him and whoever said he better have quick feet I wanna know when was the last time he saw his feet I agree he should get down to a svelte 375 and hire someone to tie his shoes maybe this brooks guy lol

  16. “He might be able to block some kicks,” Fisher said. “In fact, he may be able to block out the Sun, so we’re looking at how he can eclipse his potential.”

  17. newyorkshets says: May 23, 2013 6:25 PM

    Even rex ryan and mark mangino said damn he’s fat!!
    =====================================Says the elephant to the hippo.

  18. And in a related story, Brown ran the 40 yard dash in 2.2 seconds when a hotdog cart was brought to Rams camp.

  19. jetsjetsjetsnow says:
    May 23, 2013 8:48 PM
    Me mad! Me rip off facemask! Me crush you bad!


    Why is it that everyone thinks a big person is mentally inept? I hate that.

  20. No. 79 in the white shirt has given up on the play and is left hoping his life will be spared.

  21. He is no fatter than most any NFL defensive tackles or offensive linemen. The guy is 6’10” and probably has a lower body fat ratio than many 6′ 2 or 6’3″ players carrying 320 to 330 lbs-and there are many in that range.

  22. Coach Beau has envisioned doing more “pancake” blocks more than traditional blocks. The dude is basically immovable due to his size that he doesn’t need to be on a 3-point stance.

  23. It has always boggle my mind that teams don’t have the foresight in thinking outside the box(alot more than they should).When it comes to converting certain players they DRAFT later in the rounds.I have always felt since there seem to be an abundance of D-line players in the draft, why not take as many and see who you could work to convert to your O-LINE.

  24. Soooooo he’s tall and fat? Thought it took more than that to play in the NFL? Guess not!

  25. Put him at tackle. Even if he has zero talent. it will still take 4 seconds to get around him. That should be enough time for Bradford to get rid of the ball!

  26. The first thing he was taught was the old “lift the facemask and poke him in the eye” move.

  27. No doubt they’re moving him to the offensive line to block big Red Bryant. What a beast.

  28. Dayum! I hope this guy doesn’t kill his own teammates before the season starts!!!

  29. 403 pounds!

    How could this guy have taken and passed an NFL physical?!

    I hope he has a lot of life insurance.

    It is impossible for his body to sustain him for very long at that weight given the extreme physical demands of the NFL.

    I am fearful we will be reading about a 30 year old who suffered cardiac arrest all too soon.

  30. Id like to see the Rams help this guy get on a plan that helps him lose about 30-40 pounds befor the season starts. Then maybe keep him on it until he is down about 70 lbs. That way maybe he will live past 45.

  31. They better hope he never gets hurt in a game, forget the golf cart they will need a crane to get him of the field.

    I also head that they plan to use a 3 digit number for this player. My understanding is that he will wear #747.

    John Heisman

  32. The NFL has been making a big show about how concerned they are about player safety – well they need to start taking serious looks at guys like this, not only for the safety of other players (400 pounds falling on someone?) but for the health of these tubs. The life-shortening number of problems being that heavy is too many to list. It’s time to enact a weight limit for players, 300 pounds at most, better 285.

  33. I dont understand the move….

    On defense why wouldnt he be in line to block more passes than TooTall jones??!

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