The New York Jets made a surprise signing this offseason, inking Australian rugby player Hayden Smith to a three-year deal.
Smith has no football experience and has been playing rugby in England for a few seasons, and he also represented the USA in the World Cup of Rugby in 2011.
Smith is a freak athlete. He is 6'6" and 250lbs of solid muscle who knows what he can bring to the table as a tight end of a National Football League team. Since a rugby Union player has never before played professional American football besides at a kicking position, it will be interesting to see what happens once Smith takes the field.
And if Hayden Smith is successful, how can he change football as we know it?