NFL draft could mean big league contract for tight end Anim Dankwah from Brampton


Published April 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm

NFL draft 2024 Anim Dankwah from Brampton
At six-foot-eight and 353 pounds, tight end Anim Dankwah from Brampton was reportedly the largest player in his position at the 2024 NFL Combine. (Photo: Howard University)

The 2024 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday and could lead to a university footballer from Brampton going pro.

Born in Ghana, Anim Dankwah grew up in Brampton playing high school football before being recruited to Howard University in Washington, D.C..

In five seasons Dankwah appeared in 39 games earning a spot as starting left tackle. As a senior he was named to the first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and at six-foot-eight and 353 pounds the Brampton tight end was reportedly the largest tight end at the 2024 NFL Combine.

Despite the accolades and his imposing stature, the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah isn’t sold on Dankwah getting picked up early in this year’s draft.

“(Dankwah) is a large human being . . . but felt more like a project to me,” Jeremiah said. “It was more of kind of a practice-squad player that you take a flyer on like the sixth or seventh round.”

Tight ends lead a Canadian draft class that also includes Isaiah Adams from Ajax, who played guard and tackle at Illinois.

Jeremiah sees both Dankwah and Adams as third-day draft selections.

Should Dankwah get called up he’ll join other NFL recruits from Brampton like John Metchie III, who was drafted No. 44 overall in 2022 by the Texans in the second round. The 23-year-old wide receiver from Brampton missed his entire rookie season in 2022 after being diagnosed with leukemia.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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