Zion thinks he could've played in NFL
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson thinks he could've become an NFL player if he pursued football over basketball.

"Yeah, I believe I could," Williamson said Tuesday on Shannon Sharpe's "Club Shay Shay" podcast. "I'm just a competitor."

Williamson was then asked which position he envisioned himself playing in the NFL.

"I think I would either do tight end or receiver," he said.

The 6-foot-7, 284-pound Williamson played quarterback in his youth, and former LSU assistant coach Eric Mateos offered him a football scholarship. Mateos told ESPN in 2018 he thought the future Duke star was "probably the best damn tight end to ever live."

Zion thinks he could've played in NFL
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