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VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox to work out for NFL teams in April

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Back in 2015, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten checked out a VCU basketball game and had a message for Rams forward Mo Alie-Cox after watching him in action.

“He told me I could make the transition to football,” Alie-Cox said, via USA Today. “He said if it’s something I wanted to do I should look into it.”

Alie-Cox is taking Witten up on the suggestion. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Alie-Cox has let NFL teams know that he will work out for any interested clubs as a tight end on April 11 in Virginia.

Alie-Cox is listed at 6’7″ and 250 pounds and didn’t shy away from the physical side of the game while on the court with the Rams over the last four years. A good workout next month should give him a good chance of landing on a 90-man roster for offseason work that will further his odds of making a successful transition.

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5 Responses to “VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox to work out for NFL teams in April”
  1. greenbaysucks says: Mar 31, 2017 12:18 PM

    Go get em Mo!

  2. joemammy says: Mar 31, 2017 1:11 PM

    Some have been successful in the transition from basketball. Jordan Cameron, for one…

  3. ytownie says: Mar 31, 2017 1:28 PM

    Jordan Cameron– Mr. Concussion??+ all kinds of other injuries? I guess so. But, I think a better example is Antonio Gates.

  4. elyasm says: Mar 31, 2017 1:38 PM

    The only concern I would have is that Tight End is one of the most complicated positions in football. You have to learn all the run blocking schemes AND all the routes you’ll need to run as a receiver. That could be an awful lot for someone that is new to the sport altogether to take on.

  5. ixprodegyxi says: Mar 31, 2017 3:50 PM

    We just got Rico Gathers in the 6th round last year lets first see what that experiment (Didn’t play a snap) got us before we commit to another basketball player.

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