NFL Draft 2012: Drafting WWE Superstars to Form a Fantasy Football Offense
With the NFL draft looming in the air, NFL draft picks are anxious to know what teams they will be playing for this upcoming football season. While fans everywhere are speculating and creating fantasy teams, hoping that their teams pick the best players available.
As a WWE fan, I have created a fantasy football team, except that rather than using football players, I have used members of the WWE roster to create my fantasy team.
What follows are 11 WWE superstars I would draft to create the starting line-up of my fantasy football offense.
Center: Mark Henry
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World Heavyweight Champion; ECW Champion; European Champion;
Qualifications: As center, this former power-lifter could effectively neutralize the opposing team's nose tackle. His speed may be significant slower than other players, but weighing in at 412 lbs, Mark Henry would make an unmovable wall.
Offensive Guard (L): Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion; ECW Champion; United States Champion; Money in the Bank winner
Qualifications: During his time at the University of Oklahoma, this two sport athlete was a second-string defensive tackle. His job on this WWE football team would be similar except across the line of scrimmage, where the All-American American would easily fulfill the role of guard, both on account of his height and his strength.
Offensive Guard (R): Sheamus
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WWE Champion; U.S. Champion; 2010 King of the Ring; 2012 Royal Rumble Match winner; World Heavyweight Champion
Qualifications: At 267 lbs, this Irish superstar is still one of the faster "big men" on the WWE roster. His combination of speed and strength would facilitate his role as guard.
Offensive Tackle (L): The Undertaker
WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WCW Tag Team Champion; Hardcore Champion; undefeated at WrestleMania (20-0)
Qualifications: As a former high school basketball player, the Undertaker not only has the height required to be a left tackle, he also has the foundations in footwork that a blindside tackle requires.
Offensive Tackle (R): Kane
WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; ECW Champion; Intercontinental Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WCW Tag Team Champion; Hardcore Champion
Qualifications: This Truman State University graduate, is not foreigner to team sports, having played both basketball and football at his alma mater. This, in addition to his height and his over-all agility, would greatly contribute to his skills as a strong-side tackle.
Quarterback: John Cena
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World Heavyweight Champion; WWE Champion; U.S. Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion; 2008 Royal Rumble Winner; 2010 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner
Qualifications: Love him or hate him, John Cena is without a doubt the "quarterback" of the WWE roster. His leadership of the locker room could conceivably translate well to his leadership in the gridiron, where his "Super Cena" tendencies would hopefully translate to victories in the game of football.
Wide Receiver: Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental Champion; World Tag Team Champion; United States Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion
Qualifications: Kingston's speed and agility would allow him to be a great wide receiver. His upward mobility is among the best in the WWE and while his catching abilities are as of yet uncontested, the picture presented certainly depicts him as one capable of catching a pass.
Wide Receiver: Randy Orton
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WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; Intercontinental Champion; World Tag Team Champion; 2009 Royal Rumble Match winner
Qualifications: Standing at 6'5'' Randy Orton not only has the size but the agility to be an outstanding wide receiver. His power, in combination with his speed, would give Orton an edge about his competitors.
Tight End: Ryback
Qualifications: This former high school and college athlete is no stranger to the world of team sports. Though his skills could also be used in as a running back, Ryback would probably most excel in the tight end position where on account of his size he could both block and be a threat as a receiver.
Qualifications: Hunico may not seem like a powerhouse, but he has constantly proved that his speed is one of his greatest assets. Though smaller than many of his peers on the WWE roster, Hunico's is still a considerably strong athlete, and could potentially find the gaps necessary to gain yards.
Fullback: The Miz
WWE Tag Team Champion; World Tag Team Champion; United States Champion; Unified Tag Team Champion; WWE Champion
Qualifications: Though not usually known for his running abilities, in the early part of 2012 the Miz has run as far possible from the Main Event scene as possible, this in conjunction with his inability to let go of his reality-television past indicate that out of all the members of the WWE roster, no other wrestler would be best at running the ball and not letting go.
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