Wang looks to open doors for Chinese players in NFL (2)

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"He's been a three-year starter at Virginia Tech. He's got size. He's got strength. He's really a good athlete as far as his quickness and body control. He plays well on his feet and he can run," said Doug Majeski, the Buffalo Bills' coordinator of college scouting, "he's gotten better each year and we hope he still continues to improve for us."

The offensive line is an integral part of a football team's offense, providing protection to the quarterbacks and running backs. As a left tackle, Wang is charged with protecting the quarterback's "blind side" and is often asked to take on the opposing team's top defensive rushers. The left tackle is often regarded as one of the highest priority positions on a football squad. It is therefore also one of the highest paid positions in the NFL.

For now, the 23-year-old can't wait for the start of training camp in July. Wang believes his call of duty as an NFL player goes beyond that of professional success, he also feels he must be a source of inspiration to the Chinese community worldwide. "My Chinese identity is very important to me. Hopefully, this will inspire other Chinese people to learn about and play football as well." said Wang.

NFL China plans to work closely with Wang to promote the sport and the league in China's largely untapped market.

"NFL China congratulates Ed Wang on this momentous milestone and being drafted by the Buffalo Bills. He is a gifted athlete with tremendous potential and we look forward to seeing him play his first NFL game," said Michael Stokes, managing director of NFL China. "We are also excited to work with Ed on growing the game of football here in China, but for now we wish him the best of luck in training camp with the Bills."

Source:China Daily

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