8. JOHN WALL
NFL Comparison: Robert Griffin III
At the point guard position, Wall already exudes unimaginable athleticism. He’s very elusive and hard to contain because he’s so swift. As a quarterback, he could be an indomitable force a la RG3. Imagine Wall breaking tackles and weaving in and out of broken plays. Let Wall’s co-star in the city of DC, RG3, get his arm strength up and we might see something special with the Redskins anyways.
7. SERGE IBAKA
NFL Comparison: Nnamdi Asomugha
Ibaka is one of the best defenders in the league hands down. He’s a human flyswatter. Imagine him on the defensive end of your secondary; Serge would virtually turn the football field into a hell zone for the offense. He would swat any ball heading his direction, making lives for both the receiver and quarterback equally miserable.
6. STEVE NASH
NFL Comparison: Peyton Manning
Just as Rajon Rondo plays basketball like an elite quarterback, the same is applicable for Nash. Nash is 38, but he would fit under the Peyton Manning, Tom Brady mold. Remember, Aaliyah said it best: Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number. In the NBA, Nash’s uncanny ability to find the open man leaves defenses scrambling. His IQ would make up for his lack of athleticism as he would be a great pocket passer.
5. DERRICK ROSE
NFL Comparison: Marshawn Lynch
Derrick Rose could be a perfect running back. He’s built like one, and goes to the cup with vigor and force. He reminds me of a stronger Stephon Marbury when driving to the basket. Why? Anyone remember when Steph would drive to the basket? He cuffed the ball like a running back to make contact and draw the foul. Now imagine a bigger and stronger person in the form of Rose doing the same thing.