There are some players in the NFL who either played college basketball or have the athleticism to play basketball on a professional level. That is why I am going to try to put together my best NBA starting five from the NFL, position by position.
Point Guard: Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick played basketball in high school, and with his speed and accuracy of passing the ball, I feel he would definitely be the prime candidate for a point guard. His vision of the court and athleticism would give him rajon rondo like skills in the NBA.
Guard: Randy Moss
Randy Moss also played high school basketball. He has freakish athleticism and with his skilled hands I feel like he could be a good catch and shoot type player after using his incredible speed to get open off of screens.
Forward: Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates played college basketball for Kent State. With his strength and athleticism, I think he would be a good post up player as well as a solid defender in the paint.
Forward: Tony Gonzalez
Much like Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez played college basketball as well at California. I picture him as a similar player to gates, with a mid-range jump shot and a good post up game.
Center: J.J. Watt
I think J.J. Watt would be a monster shot blocker in the paint. For someone with the nickname “J.J. Swatt”, I feel like its only fitting putting him in a Dwight Howard like role on my starting 5 NFL players on an NBA team.
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