Browns set to bring in rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit for visit after pro day

The Cleveland Browns organization members attended the pro day of rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit. And following that, he is now slated to come to Berea for a pre-draft visit.

Rees-Zammit played rugby for Gloucester in the English Premiership league, the top league in England. He represents Wales in International play.

Rees-Zammit shocked rugby fans when he announced he was leaving to join the NFL’s International Player Pathway. Rees-Zammit has never played organized football before. He’s projected to play receiver or running back based on his speed and ability to break tackles. Rees-Zammit ran an unofficial 4.44 40-yard dash at his pro day.

The program helps international players stay in the league by exempting them from roster limits in their first few years. The program’s biggest success story is former rugby star Jordan Mailata of the Philadelphia Eagles. This year, the NFL expanded the program for all teams to participate instead of just a few.

Expect the Cleveland Browns to be interested in players from the program. The player pool in this NFL draft class is very shallow. General Manager Andrew Berry is constantly searching for creative solutions when constructing the roster. 

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire