Move over Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis, Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson thinks he might have been one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL today.
Prior to playing for a myriad of NBA teams, Robinson played cornerback at the University of Washington before fully committing his talents to the Huskies basketball team.
Recently in “#BelieveTheHype” podcast, Robinson stated to hosts Tom Read and Benyam Kidane that he thinks he could have been one of the best NFL”s cornerbacks if he stuck to the game:
If I was in the NFL, I’d probably be at least, like, the first or second DB in the NFL. One, two or three, I’d say, because [Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback] Darrelle] Revis is pretty solid, [Arizona Cardinals corner] Patrick Peterson is pretty solid and you got my man Sherman holding it down. It’d be a tough position, but the level that I was playing football at at the time, I was — you know, it was fun for me and it came pretty easy. […] And I only gave it a year in college, so for me, it’d be pretty scary to think about, you know, my future in football. If I really gave it my all, and stopped focusing on basketball, and gave everything I had on football, I’d probably be one of the best corners the NFL has ever seen.
Nate Robinson think he would have been one of the NFL’s best corners [Ball Don’t Lie]
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