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Obada's Story Really is Made For Hollywood



    Obada's Story Really is Made For Hollywood
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    Thought it was suspicious when the Cowboys signed a Londoner who'd played just five football games in his life on what just happened to be April Fool's Day?

    Don't feel bad, we all felt the same way. But, it turns out, the Cowboys really did sign Efe Obada to a three-year contract after he'd played just five games with the London Warriors of some made up-sounding league that, according to video footage, appears to be on par with maybe Class 2A or Class 3A Texas high school football.

    But Obada is special, at least in terms of his size and athleticism. And that story is pretty special, too. If he does indeed make it in the NFL, it's basically guaranteed to be a blockbuster movie.

    Obada was illegally trafficked to London as a child, where he was left on the street and was homeless. He had understandable anger issues, fell in with some crowds as a kid, and was working as a security guard at a warehouse before he was convinced to try out for the aforementioned Warriors.

    Turns out, this guy is 6-6 and 255 pounds. He has an unreal 83-inch wingspan and his measurable would stack up with the cream of the crop from this year's NFL scouting combine — 40-yard dash, shuttle, broad jump, you name it, he can do it and do it impressively.

    The chances of him making the Cowboys roster probably isn't great, considering he still really doesn't even know the game, but if he can it could be that the Cowboys truly found a diamond in the rough and they'll have a full-blown celebrity on their hands.