'He's 'a freak athlete': The unlikely NFL journey of an Aussie rugby giant
LONDON (CNN) -- It's difficult to describe just how improbable Jordan Mailata's journey to the NFL has been.
A year ago, the 21-year-old former Australian Rugby League player tried on a football helmet and pads for the very first time. By April, he was drafted as an offensive lineman by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
That's like a guy picking up a guitar and showing enough promise to join Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band on tour.
Mind you, that guy is 6-foot 8-...