‘Crazy’: Travis Clayton, former rugby player, selected in NFL draft – video

The 6ft tall athlete, who played in the eighth tier of English rugby for hometown club Basingstoke, has been selected by the Buffalo Bills from the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program as an offensive lineman. Clayton was selected with the 221st overall pick in the seventh round despite never having played a game in the sport but recording his 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds at the draft combine, which the Bills said was faster than any offensive linemen over time. past 10 years. “It’s time to represent the rest of the world and show why exactly British athletes should play in the NFL,” said the 23-year-old