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Bills snag Arkansas TE Chris Gragg in the seventh round

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills rounded out their draft -- unless they trade other assets to get back into the seventh round -- by selecting Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg in the seventh round.

Gragg projects as an H-back in the NFL. He entered college as a receiver and was switched as a sophomore. He left as a 6-foot-3, 244-pound go-to target for quarterback Tyler Wilson.

Gragg caught 72 passes for 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games. He sat out the 2009 season as a medical redshirt because of a knee injury and was hampered by a leg injury last year.

He was timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash and had a 37.5-inch vertical jump.

The Bills needed depth in this area, with tight end Scott Chandler returning from reconstructive knee surgery and last year's H-back, Dorin Dickerson, converted to receiver.


2013 draft | Chris Gragg | Dorin Dickerson | Scott Chandler
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Tim Graham

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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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