The next Jimmy Graham? Broncos work out Miami basketball player Erik Swoope

Thursday April 10th, 2014

Denver Broncos work out Miami basketball player Erik Swoope Erik Swoope averaged just 5.0 points a game for the Hurricanes last season. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

University of Miami basketball player Erik Swoope has never played college football, but that doesn't mean NFL teams aren't interested in the power forward.

One team who appears to have interest in Swoope is the Denver Broncoswho worked out the collegiate basketball player on Thursday morning.

If Swoope catches on with an NFL team, he'd join former basketball players such as Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas who've all made the jump from the hardwood to the gridiron.

Of course, Graham did have a year of collegiate football under his belt unlike Swoope, but we've seen that college football experience isn't required to succeed -- especially at the tight end position.

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Listed at 6-foot-5 and pushing 220 pounds, Swoope has the physical size to play either wide receiver or tight end, though presumably would be best served bulking up a bit and sticking at tight end.

Swoope didn't put up flashy numbers with the Hurricanes on the basketball court, so given the NFL interest, it's possible he may opt to put away the sneaks for a helmet and pads.

Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald captured the Broncos working Swoope out:

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