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Luke Tasker, J.C. Tretter take next steps toward NFL dreams

By Tim Graham

A pair of NFL prospects from Western New York participated in Cornell's pro day Friday, and their workout was overseen by another local.

Kenmore native and former NFL offensive-line coach Jim McNally put wide receiver Luke Tasker (St. Francis) and guard J.C. Tretter (Akron) through various events Friday at Cornell University.

Tretter was the focal point. He's projected as a mid-round draft choice and was invited to last month's NFL scouting combine, as Buffalo News reporter Jay Skurski wrote then.

This was Tasker's big chance to impress scouts. Tasker, the son of Buffalo Bills legend Steve Tasker, was not invited to the combine. NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt wrote Luke Tasker ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.63 seconds and registered a 33.5-inch vertical jump.

Tasker is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds. He had 75 catches for 1,207 yards and eight touchdowns last season for Cornell.

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2013 draft | J.C. Tretter | Jim McNally | Luke Tasker | Steve Tasker
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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