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Chargers looking at the next Gates?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Bill Williamson
    ESPN
    4-6-2010

    Knowing it’s possible, the San Diego Chargers are open to trying to make a college basketball star an NFL player.

    The Buffalo News reported the Chargers were one of five teams to attend the workout of Niagara University basketball star Tyrone Lewis on Monday. He was a guard in college and finished third in career scoring and first in career steals at his school. He is 5-foot-10, 172 pounds and he is very fast.

    He was an outstanding high school cornerback in Pennsylvania. But he hasn’t played football in five years. Lewis will now decide between playing pro basketball in Europe or trying to latch on with an NFL team, likely as an undrafted free agent.

    The Chargers know the transition can happen. Several years ago, the Chargers took a chance on Kent State star basketball player Antonio Gates. He turned into one of the premier tight ends in the league.
     
  2. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    Is it really necessary to say 'one of' anymore? :icon_toast:
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I'm impressed by this kid...Fendi Onobun.

    6'5 252, runs a 4.48 40. Plays basketball for Houston university.
     
  4. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    Worth a shot in the later rounds at CB. He might even convert to receiver.
     
  5. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    YES!!! Another great TE. I would love to see a 2 TE set with 6'4" gates and him being 6'5" and Jackson 6'5" and floyd and,.,, imagine,
     

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