One of the biggest mysteries of the 2021 NFL Draft was Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
In most simulated scenarios, Wu was absent from the board before the Cleveland Browns chose in the first round.
He was one of the hottest linebackers, with some analysts saying he should be the first to be drafted.
But fans and pundits watched Owusu-Koramoah fall in the second round.
– Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2021
Finally, Cleveland made a move to stop the fall to 52nd place overall.
Most of us have crowned Andrew Berry “Draft King” for catching another first-round player in the second.
But have fans wondered what made the luster of a potential Top 15 pick?
And they got their answer the next day when Adam Schefter revealed that a medical issue had arisen.
Neither the team nor the player have released details, but JOK’s heart is now known to be the culprit.
Was it a risky choice for the Browns?
Is there a risk that Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss his time or have to cut his career short?
Berry addressed this concern during an interview on 92.3 The Fan on Tuesday.
The Cleveland chief executive is confident that Owusu-Koramoah’s heart won’t be a problem.
“He is in perfect health. There is really nothing in his past that suggests that he cannot have a great, long career.
#Browns General manager Andrew Berry on LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: “We just thought he was one of the most talented prospects in this year’s class. He’s in perfect health. There’s really nothing in it. his past which suggests that he cannot have a beautiful and long career “
– 92.3 The Fan (@ 923TheFan) May 4, 2021
This statement indicates that there is neither an acute concern nor a past matter that worries Cleveland.
Owusu-Koramoah has not posted anything on his social media regarding the alleged health issue.
But if that wasn’t a problem, why were the Browns the only team to shoot the talented defenseman?
It is not uncommon during a physical exam to find potential heart problems.
More extensive assessments and testing more often than not rule out serious problems.
Which leaves the question of whether Cleveland rolled the dice or if they got information faster than the other teams?
Put on the doctor’s hat
There are a lot of people, especially athletes, who walk around with harmless arrhythmias and whispers.
Finding them during a routine physical exam is not uncommon.
While all of these questions need to be investigated, other tests and the patient’s history often rule out a problem.
The other way to find out a problem is to find out if a patient has some sort of episode or symptoms.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah had a heart problem that came on late in the process and worried most teams, which is why he fell from the first round and picked No.52 with Cleveland, sources say. Doctors eventually cleared Owusu-Koramoah, but this contributed to his downfall.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2021
Someone can go to the hospital and have a heart checkup for dizziness, fainting, or pain.
In most cases, doctors find another explanation and heart problems are quickly ruled out.
But it seems unlikely that Owusu-Koramoah received emergency treatment and no one has disclosed the incident.
Regardless of what triggered the concern, Berry and Owusu-Koramoah don’t appear worried.
And ultimately, Wu’s heart is probably one of his strongest attributes.