Cleveland State Basketball Player Draws An NFL Crowd

Cleveland State basketball player J’Nathan Bullock has managed to garner significant interest from NFL teams hoping to find the next Antonio Gates, according to a league source.
Roughly half of the NFL teams attended Bullock’s audition on Friday, including: the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers.
The 6’5,” 240-pound former honorable-mention all-state football player from Flint, Mich., tried out as a tight end.
Per the source, Bullock performed adeptly in pass-catching drills, but didn’t do as well during the physical testing.
Bullock hadn’t run a 40-yard dash or performed a three-cone drill or shuttle run prior to practicing the tests in the weeks leading up to the workout. His 40-yard dash time was 4.80 seconds.
Bullock hasn’t played football since high school, where he played every skill position as a senior as well as defensive end and linebacker.
In high school, he rushed for 865 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, averaging 11.5 yards per carry. He also caught 19 passes for 436 yards, completing 11 of 17 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown.
Bullock averaged 15.4 points per game for Cleveland State last season and is the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer.

10 responses to “Cleveland State Basketball Player Draws An NFL Crowd

  1. With his size and a 40 time like that, he may be more of a Julius Peppers type than Antonio Gates.

  2. Seems like a lot of attention for someone who hasn’t played in four years. Still, some team will probably take a second day flyer on the kid. Good luck.

  3. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Browns pick up Bulluck with a late pick. I’d already consider him an upgrade from Robert Royal.

  4. The way the Packers are going, they just might finish first in the NFC North in football and finish ahead of the Bucks and Bulls in basketball.

  5. So he averaged 11.5 yards per carry, 22.9 yards per catch, and 28.3 yards per completion. Not bad.

  6. He didn’t measure in at 6’5, he’s 6’3.5
    One scout said he didn’t drop a single pass in his workout….not too bad

  7. He’s not a true football player. If he was, he’d have performed better. Football players are much better athletes than Basketball players…HANDS DOWN! Stick to B-Ball, Bullock.

  8. this guy is a perfect example of the flaws in the scouting drills these guys go through… Hell my best friend runs a solid 4.5 and is about 220 and could probably catch every pass in those drills. But he couldn’t play in the NFL because he just can’t put into use on the grass. There are plenty of great atheletes in this world, but not nearly as many great football players.

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