This is the time of year when football scouts leave no stone unturned. NFL teams are looking for future players everywhere, and that includes scouting athletes that play other sports.
According to Shehan Jeyarajah, a writer for Bears Illustrated on Scout.com, the Bills are in attendance to watch Rico Gathers.
The Baylor basketball product is 6'8" and 275 lbs. At his current size, Gathers is believed to be thought of as a potential candidate to play tight end or defensive end. Offensive tackle is another possible option but Gathers would have to bulk up for that to be a possibility.
NFL.com did a feature on 10 basketball players who could play in the NFL and the following was said about Gathers:
"He isn't the most graceful guy on the court, but he is a physical -- and intimidating -- presence. Gathers is a big-time rebounder, especially on the offensive end, which shows off his relentless nature."
This isn't the first time the Bills have looked at converting a basketball player to football. Last year, the team signed Chris Manhertz, a former Canisius basketball player, to a contract. Manhertz didn't pan out for Buffalo but that's not deterring the Bills from scouting Rico Gathers.null