Former VCU basketball player drawing strong interest as tight end from NFL scouts
Alie-Cox averaged 9.5 points and 2.0 blocks as a senior for VCU
On Tuesday, he held a personal workout, and scouts from all but two NFL teams attended.
“I think it went well,” Alie-Cox told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “I don’t think it was too intense. I’m kind of in great shape already. I wasn’t really nervous, I mean in basketball I played in front of huge arenas.”
Unlike other prospects hoping to be taken in the upcoming NFL Draft, Alie-Cox was eligible to be drafted last year, according to the Times-Dispatch, so he is eligible to be signed as a free agent. And although he hasn’t played football since his freshman year of high school, his 6-foot-4 frame has NFL scouts projecting him as a tight end at the next level.
Following Tuesday’s workout he has upcoming visits with teams interested in hosting him at their facilities. He’s slated to visit the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts over the next four days.
“I just want to put myself in a situation where I have a great opportunity to learn,” he said. “I know this is going to be something new, and there will be a huge learning curve. I haven’t done it in a while.”
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