Feb 8, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward Erik Swoope (21) shoots the ball over North Carolina State Wolfpack center Jordan Vandenberg (14) in the second half at BankUnited Center. The Wolfpack won 56-55. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos Work Out Miami Hurricanes Basketball Player Erik Swoope

The Broncos unearthed a gem in the 2011 NFL Draft when they traded up in the fourth round to select Portland State basketball player turned football player Julius Thomas, who is now one of the most exciting up-and-coming young tight ends in the NFL.

Now, they are apparently trying to find another player to make the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron.


The Broncos don’t have a pressing need at tight end but they are looking at a guy that has been considered a potential fit for the NFL in Miami’s Erik Swoope. NFL.com mentioned Swoope as the #1 potential fit from college basketball to the NFL back on March 20th.

Personally, I love these kinds of moves. Swoope is a 6’6″ 230 pound forward who isn’t considered to be the best NBA prospect, so maybe he’s going to give football a shot. Apparently, the Broncos are interested.

I wouldn’t peg Swoope for anything but a UDFA flier, but he would really be an intriguing player to monitor at training camp if he were to get a tryout with the team.

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  • Tony Ferraro

    This is nonsense, wake up Elway, u need a veteran RB. Montee Ball is not able to carry this team, u need a mentor like Chris Johnson. U already have spent money why not get a decent RB to share the load. U should of resigned Moreno. Get it together New England will be better this year. You started out great now you are making dumb moves.

  • Tony Ferraro

    Ps the depth on ur RB core is lousy. A bunch if guys that fumble. I see this as a major concern. The Pats will give u a ton of problems. So will the Ravens, and Chargers, don’t forget about the chiefs. you let Decker and Moreno leave bad moves. This will be Peyton’s last chance give him the help.