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.
That’s Eric Swoope out there on the Greentree field getting private work out with the Denver Broncos
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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.