The NFL has found plenty of success transitioning basketball players into tight ends.
Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez was a two-sport star at California and became arguably the greatest tight end, at least receiving wise in NFL history. San Diego Chargers’ tight end Antonio Gates became an elite player after a college basketball career and now the New Orleans Saints are having incredible success with Jimmy Graham (Graham did play one year of college football with the Miami Hurricanes after spending four years on the basketball team).
Now, former Memphis Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Tarik Black could be trying to do the same after having a chat with Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, several teams are interested in signing Black, but he will be attending an NBA Draft camp instead.
Several NFL teams are very interested in him as an UDFA, but Black was already committed to an NBA prospect evaluation camp this weekend…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 11, 2014
The 6’9, 260-pound Black averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Jayhawks last season.