Maponga Becomes First Zimbabwean In The NFL
Stansly Maponga is the first Zimbabwean to play for a team in the lucrative National Football League in the United States.
The defensive end/linebacker player was a fifth round draft pick for the Atlanta Falcons. He was 153rd all round in the picks. The Falcons even traded up ten spots to get him.
Of course this is only the beginning of his career now but he is in there now. His strengths according to his profile is his quickness of the snap, penetration to put pressure on a passer, runs the arc well on his outside moves. While people will talk about his size, he has good length and will work well in a system that allows him to attack the quarterback.
Some analysts say that with the right work he will be a regular starter within the next three years in the comrades filter.
We say best of luck to the young man as he does Zimbabwe proud with this achievement.
Before the move to the Falcons he was at Texas Christian University.
Click here to check out the story we wrote about him here when he declared for the draft.
With information from the Bleacher Report