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The Second Coming of Gates?

TE Jimmy Graham (Doug Benc/Getty)

Antonio Gates kicked open the door for basketball players who wanted to transition to football. The latest prospect looking to walk through is Miami TE Jimmy Graham. The towering tight end talks about idolizing Gates and applying his basketball skills on the gridiron in this Insider interview.

University of Miami's Jimmy Graham (6-foot-8, 256 pounds) isn't a one-trick pony. Despite leading his basketball team to back-to-back postseason appearances as a sophomore and junior, he traded in his sneakers for cleats. He decided to play football his senior season and is now projected as a possible third- or fourth-round pick in this year's draft. Sound familiar? Graham think so too, which...

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