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Dez Says LeBron Would be a "Beast" in NFL

Dez Bryant believes LeBron James would make a fine NFL receiver

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    Miami Heat forward LeBron James is a super-athlete. Love him or hate him, we can all agree on that. But could he play in the NFL?

    Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant says yes, and he doesn’t even think the transition would be all that hard on James.

    "That dude is just that talented," Bryant told ESPN Dallas. "I think it would take him probably about a good two weeks to get very acquainted with football, knowing what he's supposed to do. I think that's all he'd need with his physical ability.

    "I've seen a little bit of his highlights from high school. He's got the hands, he can run the routes, he's fast enough. He could play in this league if he put it all together."

    James was a standout wide receiver in high school, up until his senior year, when he bowed out of the game to focus on basketball (probably a good move, in hindsight).

    "All he'd need to do is probably work on a little technique," Bryant said. "It's not like he's never played football before. He has played football. I think he'd be a beast in the red zone. I think he could do it. I think he could do it, seriously."

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