Brits signed up by NFL teams

Manchester-born Menelik Watson has been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Lawrence Okoye remained undrafted but later announced that he had signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent.

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Sussex sportsman's teenage dream to play NFL

Completing the British trio is 22-year-old Tom Wort from harboured dreams of joining the NFL as a teenager in Crawley, West Sussex.

  • He moved with his family to the US at 14, eventually settling in Texas where he began excelling in the high school leagues
  • Wort has gone on to enjoy a good career in the college leagues at the University of Oklahoma and is tipped as an outside chance to land a contract with a professional team

The first round of this year's NFL Draft takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall, with subsequent rounds taking place across the following days

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