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Lineman Amobi Okoye Breaks Through to NFL at 19

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Lineman Amobi Okoye Breaks Through to NFL at 19

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Lineman Amobi Okoye Breaks Through to NFL at 19

Lineman Amobi Okoye Breaks Through to NFL at 19

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This weekend, the Houston Texans laid claim to the youngest man ever picked in the first round of the NFL draft. Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, 19, is very large — and very bright, too. He is already graduating from the University of Louisville with a psychology degree.

Okoye, whose family moved to the United States from Nigeria, was the 10th pick of the first round.

Melissa Block talks with Seth Wickersham, senior writer for ESPN the Magazine.