Dolphins eyeing University of Miami basketball player

BY SEAN DONOVANIn the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins passed on a raw tight end prospect from the University of Miami that had mostly played basketball during his college career.The Dolphins had interest, but ultimately went with offensive lineman John Jerry with their pick.The player they passed up was Jimmy Graham, who, after getting drafted by the New Orleans...
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Is Miami Hurricanes Basketball Player Erik Swoope Worth Using a Draft Pick On?

Finding the diamond in the rough; the untapped superstar is something NFL teams are always trying to do. It's not easy to do of course, but sometimes you can roll the dice with a person that fits the right prototype. With the success that some basketball players have had in the NFL (Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, Julian Thomas) it certainly isn't a bad idea to look towards...
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Miami Basketball Player Erik Swoope To Enter NFL Draft

When you’re reminded of Jimmy Graham’s success on a daily, you can probably figure out a reason to just go for it. Erik Swoope just completed his senior season as a forward with the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, but instead of heading to the Portsmouth Invitational,  Swoope will jump into the NFL draft, ESPN reports. I'm excited to enter my name in the NFL Draft and...
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Is Erik Swoope the next Jimmy Graham?

Miami’s Erik Swoope is following in the footsteps of a former Hurricane, Jimmy Graham. Swoope officially declared for May’s NFL draft Tuesday. The four most productive NFL tight ends in 2013 each have basketball backgrounds. The list doesn’t even include the Denver Broncos’ Julius Thomas, who played basketball at Portland State before turning to the gridiron his final year...
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Erik Swoope Declares for NFL Draft

The University of Miami confirmed that Erik Swoope declared for the NFL Draft on Tuesday. Swoope played four years as a forward on the Miami Hurricanes basketball team and this year, emerged as a senior leader. Last Thursday, he had a workout with the Denver Broncos at Greentree Practice Fields on the Miami campus. He would be following in the footsteps of former Hurricane Jimmy...
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'Canes basketball player Erik Swoope declares for NFL Draft

Former University of Miami power forward Erik Swoope announced his attention to enter the NFL Draft and pursue a professional football career via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Last week, Swoope worked out for a Denver Broncos scout at the Greentree Practice Fields. He projects as a tight end or wide receiver. Denver already has a basketball-turned-football player on its team -- Pro...
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Rion Brown and Erik Swoope Reflect on Being a Miami Hurricane

This set of seniors had to grow up fast. After a dream-come-true season, these guys, who were comfortable role players, had to step up and lead a young, inexperienced squad. Their own role models got to exit on top after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Rion Brown and Erik Swoope had to do their best to not let the diamonds of their own championship rings distract...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Basketball Notes: Confident Canes

Coach Jim Larrañaga and seniors Rion Brown and Erik Swoope spoke with the media on Monday. “Confidence” was the buzz word. The Hurricanes are high on confidence after two home conference wins. Against Boston College, Miami had it’s largest margin of victory this season, beating the Eagles by 27. A win over Notre Dame was the Hurricane’s first conference home win and a sigh...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Basketball Dominated Boston College Eagles 69-42

Miami can say it has home court advantage again after beating the Boston College Eagles 69-42 on Saturday afternoon. Erik Swoope tied his career-high 14 points and Rion Brown joined the 1,000 point club with a team-high 22 points. After going 0-6 at the BankUnited Center against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, the Hurricanes now have back-to-back wins. Garrius Adams led the...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes rely on seniors to lead way past Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After suffering through seven losses in January and February, Miami coach Jim Larranaga decided it was time to change things up. So Larranaga opted for an all-senior starting lineup for the first time this season. Erik Swoope and Raphael Akpejiori had not started a game, but both provided quality minutes for a team that was playing its third game in six days...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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