Former VCU basketball star Mo Alie-Cox is trying to make it in the NFL.
Alie-Cox is not draft eligible, so he is available to sign with any team at any time as a free agent. On Tuesday, Alie-Cox attempted to increase those chances of receiving a camp invite by showing off his athleticism in front of pro football scouts.
Judging by the numbers that came out of his workout, there is plenty of talent there to work with.
While Ali-Cox was listed as 6-foot-7 on the VCU roster, he measured in at 6-foot-4 but had incredible arm length. More than two dozen NFL teams were there to witness the workout, including five tight end coaches and a total of 28 franchises.
Ali-Cox worked out as both a tight end and defensive end.
Here are the results:
That’s not too shabby.
Alie-Cox hasn’t played football since his freshman year of high school, so he is definitely a raw prospect. But we have seen tight ends in the past transition from college basketball to the NFL without collegiate experience — like Antonio Gates, Demetrius Harris and Rico Geathers — before going on to have great success.
Perhaps Alie-Cox can be the next one.
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