The Broncos may be looking into more two power forward – or rather, tight end – sets on offense.
University of Miami basketball player Erik Swoope reportedly worked out for the Broncos Thursday morning on campus in southern Florida. The former Hurricanes forward – 6' 5" and 220 lbs – averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in his senior season.
Current tight end Julius Thomas played basketball in college as well and has made his big frame and athletic ability has made the transition to the football field look easy.
"I think to play basketball at a Division I level you have to be a good athlete," Thomas said in 2011 as a rookie out of Portland State. "It teaches you to react to things quickly and I think that's one of the biggest things that translate over to the football field."
Unlike Thomas though, Swoope did not play a down of football in college. His impressive athletic predisposition – his Miami bio says he "attacks the basket with reckless abandon, and has the ability to finish plays in traffic" - was certainly a cause that intrigued the Broncos even despite his inexperience.