Is Logan Paul Capable Of Becoming an NFL Wide Receiver?

Published 04/18/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The Paul Brothers are one of the internet’s most famous brotherly duos. First going viral on Vine followed by their success on YouTube, brothers Jake and Logan Paul have made quite a name for themselves in the world of sports.


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Taking to the world of boxing, Jake Paul is all over the news, thanks to his first-round KO of former UFC fighter Ben Askren. Askren’s defeat came as a shock to many.

Askren is a veteran mixed martial artist, while Jake Paul’s boxing career took off in the form of an amateur bout against fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib in January 2020.


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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

While Logan Paul too has boxing ambitions of his own involving former champ Floyd Mayweather, we thought about whether the social media star has what it takes to be an NFL wide receiver.

Standing at 6’2″ and weighing nearly 200 pounds, Paul sure has the athleticism to give it a thought. Thankfully for us, there’s footage of Logan Paul catching footballs with NFL QB Cam Newton on the internet too.

Logan Paul runs through the drills

Back in 2020, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton and Logan Paul bumped into each other in LA. While Newton was on his way to do run some drills, Paul was in the locality to consult an injury rehab specialist.

“I broke my wrist, so I go to sports rehab down the street,” said Paul while appearing on Cam Newton’s vlog.

“I saw Cam Newton there, and I was like… That was pretty much it, and now we’re here.”

The two took to the field at UCLA where they were accompanied by NFL tight end Devin Asiasi. And after running through the paces, the two were soon seen practicing throwing drills.


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While Logan Paul struggled at first, he quickly found his footing and pulled off an impressive 35-yard floater from Newton.

While not all of Paul’s catches were pretty, Cam Newton was impressed with the catching skills put on display by the YouTube star. “You kind of beat my expectations there, sir,” said Newton.

Logan Paul might not have the chops yet to make it to the NFL, but maybe a few more hours on the field with Newton could help.


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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.