Baseball might be America’s pastime, but football is by far the most popular sport in the country today. Due to this popularity, people usually look at world-class athletes from other sports and wonder whether or not they could make it in the NFL.
For instance, some think LeBron James could be a dominant tight end in the league because of his size and athleticism. At the very least, it would be interesting to see LeBron go through the combine and other pre-draft workouts to see how he stacks up against the NFL’s elite.
Unfortunately, the lockout has forced some NFL players to pursue other athletic endeavors. Much has been made of Chad Ochocinco’s ventures into the world of soccer and bull riding. Surrounded by less of a publicity circus are Tom Zbikowski’s very successful boxing matches.
So what other NFL players could have a successful career in other sports if the labor unrest was never settled? The following is a list of 10 players that could make it in popular and obscure sports alike, or at least be seriously entertaining making the effort.
If you have any examples of NFL players that would either be good at another sport, add them in the comments or hit me up on Twitter (@JakeBRB). Feel free to have a little fun with it as well, as you will find that I did.