Who would’ve thought Jordan Mailata was this talented?
The Philadelphia Eagles have found themselves a renaissance man with their 2018 seventh-round pick, Jordan Mailata. The former Australian rugby star was discovered by NFL scouts not even a year ago when they found a six-foot-eight powerful beast running opponents over on YouTube. Considering that Mailata has never played a down of football in his life, it was unclear whether he would be drafted or not, despite the interest by NFL clubs.
The Eagles were one of a few teams that were interested, but they clearly thought highly of him to spend their final pick of the draft on Mailata. After seeing the former rugby star in the preseason, I think it’s safe to say that the Eagles made the right move by drafting him. This kid’s going to be a star, and his time is coming sooner than we know it.
Mailata hasn’t had the chance to play in a game yet, but he still has the attention of the Philadelphia fan base. Week after week, they call for his services up front as the offensive line continues to struggle. Although the Eagles won’t give the people what they want just yet, Mailata has still found a way to remain relevant to the people of Philadelphia with his latest performance at a charity event.
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Mailata appeared at the Vai Sikahema Foundation’s charity event on Monday night to show off his third talent that we didn’t know of. As he stood up on stage with his guitar in hand, nobody knew what to expect. Then just like that, the Eagles offensive lineman started belting out lyrics and had the crowd shocked as they heard his pipes.
He is now the second Eagles offensive lineman that has shown off some musical talent. Don’t forget, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce can play the saxophone, and has joined the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Mummers over the course of the offseason. Maybe Mailata will find himself a musical side gig as well at some point.