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NFL Teams Reportedly Interested In Former CFB Star QB As Wide Receiver

Miami football's D'Eriq King throws a pass.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: D' Eriq King #1 of the Miami Hurricanes passes the ball against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 19, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Over the past few years, NFL teams have asked a few quarterback prospects to work out at different positions. It appears that trend will continue for at least one more year.

According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, former Miami quarterback D'Eriq King is drawing interest from NFL teams as a slot receiver.

"Former University of Miami and University of Houston quarterback D’Eriq King is drawing interest from NFL teams as a slot receiver with the versatility to play quarterback, especially as a red-zone threat on running plays," Wilson wrote.

King was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine as a quarterback. With his pro day coming up fairly soon, it'll be interesting to see if he works out at wide receiver.

During his college career, King completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 8,378 yards and 76 touchdowns. He also was also quite productive on the ground, rushing for 2,055 yards and 32 scores.

It's important to note that King has experience playing wide receiver. In four years at Houston, he had 59 receptions for 504 yards.

Perhaps a position change will allow King to make an impact at the next level.