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Road to the Draft: Ryan Nassib

By Jay Skurski

Ryan Nassib

Position: Quarterback
School: Syracuse
Measurables: 6-foot-2, 227 pounds
40 time: 5.06 seconds. Vertical: 28.5 inches. Broad jump: 8 feet, 9 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.53 seconds.
2012 stats: 294 of 471, 3,749 yards, 26 TDs, 10 INTs
Draft projection: First-second round

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Road to the Draft: Levine Toilolo

By Jay Skurski

Levine Toilolo

Position: Tight end
School: Stanford
Measurables: 6-foot-8, 260 pounds
40 time: 4.86 seconds. 225-pound bench press: 17 repetitions. Vertical: 31 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.57 seconds.
2012 stats: 24 catches, 393 yards, 4 TDs
Draft projection: Fifth round

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Road to the Draft: Steven Means

By Jay Skurski

Steven Means

Position: Outside linebacker
School: Buffalo
Measurables: 6-foot-3, 257 pounds
Combine numbers: Did not participate
2012 stats: 12 games, 77 tackles, 11 for loss, 6.5 sacks, 3 blocked kicks
Draft projection: Undrafted free agent

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Road to the Draft: Manti Te'o

By Jay Skurski

Manti Teo

Position: Inside linebacker
School: Notre Dame
Measurables: 6-foot-1, 241 pounds
40 time: 4.82 seconds. Vertical: 33 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.27 seconds.
2012 stats: 13 starts, 113 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 7 interceptions, 4 pass breakups
Draft projection: First-second round

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Road to the Draft: Eric Fisher

By Jay Skurski

Eric Fisher

Position: Left tackle
School: Central Michigan
Measurables: 6-foot-7, 306 pounds
40 time: 5.05 seconds. 225-pound bench press: 27 repetitions. Vertical: 28.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds.
2012 stats: 12 games, 12 starts
Draft projection: Top 10 of first round 

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Road to the Draft: Alec Ogletree

By Jay Skurski

Alec Ogletree

Position: Inside linebacker
School: Georgia
Measurables: 6-foot-2, 242 pounds
40 time: 4.7 seconds. 225-pound bench press: 20 reps. Vertical: 33.5 inches. Broad jump: 12 feet, 2 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.39 seconds.
2012 stats: 111 tackles, 11.5 for loss, 3 sacks, 5 passes defensed
Draft projection: First-second round

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Road to the Draft: Dion Jordan

By Jay Skurski

Dion Jordan

Position: Defensive end/outside linebacker
School: Oregon
Measurables: 6-foot-6, 248 pounds
40 time: 4.60 seconds. Vertical: 32.5 inches. Broad jump: 12 feet, 2 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.35 seconds.
2012 stats: 44 tackles, 10.5 for loss, 5 sacks
Draft projection: Top 10 of first round

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Road to the Draft: Denard Robinson

By Jay Skurski

Denard Robinson

Position: Wide receiver
School: Michigan
Measurables: 5-foot-10, 199 pounds
40 time: 4.43 seconds. Vertical: 36.5 inches. Broad jump: 12 feet, 3 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.09 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.02 seconds.
2012 stats: 89 for 167, 1,319 passing yards, 9 TDs, 9 INTs; 177 carries, 1,266 rushing yards, 7 TDs; 3 receptions, 31 yards.
Draft projection: Fourth-fifth round

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Road to the Draft: E.J. Manuel

By Jay Skurski

E.J. Manuel

Position: Quarterback
School: Florida State
Measureables: 6-foot-5, 237 pounds
40 time: 4.65 seconds. Vertical: 34 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds. Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches.
2012 stats: 14 starts, 263 of 387, 3,397 yards, 23 TDs, 10 INTs, 310 rushing yards, 4 TDs
Draft projection: Second round

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Road to the Draft: Matt Barkley

By Mark Gaughan

Matt Barkley

Position: Quarterback
School: Southern California
Measurements: 6-foot-2, 227 pounds
2012 stats: 3,273 yards, 63.6 percent completions, 36 TDs, 15 INTS.
Draft projection: First or early second round.

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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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