http://www.draftinsider.net/blog/?p=5088 Antonio Gates was a trendsetter. Other non-football stars had made the leap to the National Football League before the Kent State star decided to shuck the sneakers for cleats, but few have had the same impact Gates has. The former basketball star became the first, but certainly not the last, in recent memory to give up the hardwood for the gridiron. Some have been successful. Some have not. Yet, it has not stopped those who dream to be stars in something other than their sport of choice. Two examples are making the leap this season in Portland State’s Julius Thomas and USC’s Jordan Cameron. Thomas took the time to sit down with DraftInsider.net’s head scout Brent Sobleski during the combine and detailed his plight.