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Cleveland State Basketball Player Draws An NFL Crowd

Cleveland State basketball player J’Nathan Bullock has managed to garner significant interest from NFL teams hoping to find the next Antonio Gates, according to a league source. Roughly half of the NFL teams attended Bullock’s audition on Friday, including: the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. The 6'5,” 240-pound former honorable-mention all-state football player from Flint, Mich., tried out as a tight end. Per the source, Bullock performed adeptly in pass-catching drills, but didn’t do as well during the physical testing. Bullock hadn’t run a 40-yard dash or performed a three-cone drill or shuttle run prior to practicing the tests in the weeks leading up to the workout. His 40-yard dash time was 4.80 seconds. Bullock hasn’t played football since high school, where he played every skill position as a senior as well as defensive end and linebacker. In high school, he rushed for 865 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, averaging 11.5 yards per carry. He also caught 19 passes for 436 yards, completing 11 of 17 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown. Bullock averaged 15.4 points per game for Cleveland State last season and is the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer.