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Seahawks of course interested in LSU basketball player as a tight end

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NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Georgia Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

It came as no surprise that when I opened the article on Brian Bridgewater -- a basketball player at LSU who recently performed at their football pro day for NFL scouts -- that the Seattle Seahawks would appear in the body of said post.

He’s gotten to a point where NFL teams are starting to take notice. Bridgewater said he’s already spoken to the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns in the pre-draft process, and that list will only grow after pro day.

Bridgewater was ranked as the no. 27 tight end in the country coming out of high school, getting wooed by Alabama and the LSU Tigers, but circumstances caused him to leave football behind and pursue basketball instead. He never developed into more than a deep role player for LSU, but he’s apparently got enough size/strength/speed and hands to interest scouts for his future in football. Of course, Jimmy Graham, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez are famous college-basketball-turned-NFL-players who worked out. Seattle is already in possession of Cyril Grayson, who was not a teammate of Bridgewater’s at LSU, because neither of them were on the football team. Grayson was a track star at LSU and now fighting for a job as a receiver in his second year with the Seahawks.

Bridgewater says that it was his ability to catch the ball that wowed people the most at his pro day.

He’s 6’3, 273 lbs, with an 84” wingspan. It seems likely that he’d go undrafted, if not a seventh round flier. In either of those scenarios, the Seahawks would be an unsurprising suitor for his rights.