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Bucky Gleason's Power Take: VCU hoops star belongs on Bills' radar

The Bills have had enough problems identifying NFL-caliber players who played college football, so I doubt they've spent much time scouting Atlantic 10 basketball players for their next tight end. If they have any questions, they would be wise to call St. Bonaventure and inquire about Mo Alie-Cox.

Alie-Cox played football his freshman year in high school before transferring to a private school that didn't have a team. He turned his focus to basketball and evolved into a bruising 6-7, 250-pound forward at Virginia Commonwealth. He made life difficult for the Bonnies before his basketball career ended in the NCAA Tournament.

This dude is a beast with all the qualities you see in NFL tight ends: agility, speed, great hands, leaping ability and a very strong base. Given his size and athleticism, he would be a mismatch for most linebackers and defensive backs.

Nobody should be surprised if Alie-Cox becomes the next Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham. All played college basketball before becoming NFL stars at tight end. The secret about Alie-Cox's potential is no longer a secret. Google his name and "NFL" pops up. I wonder if the Bills have heard of him.

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