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Road to the Draft: Tyrann Mathieu

By Mark Gaughan

Tyrann Mathieu

Position: Cornerback
School: Louisiana State
Measurements: 5-foot-9, 186 pounds.
40 time: 4.5 seconds, Vertical jump: 34 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches. 
2012 stats: Did not play.
Draft projection: Third round.

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Road to the Draft: Lane Johnson

By Mark Gaughan

Lane Johnson

Position: Tackle
School: Oklahoma
Measurements: 6-foot-6, 303 pounds.
40 time: 4.72 seconds, 225-pound bench press: 28 repetitions. Vertical jump: 34 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches. 
2012 stats: 11 starts
Draft projection: First round

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Road to the Draft: Travis Kelce

By Mark Gaughan

Travis Kelce

Position: Tight end
School: Cincinnati
Measurements: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds.
Workout numbers: Did not participate at combine.
2012 stats: 45 catches, 722 yards, 8 TDs.
Draft projection: Third round.

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Road to the Draft: Kiko Alonso

By Jay Skurski

Kiko Alonso

Position: Linebacker
School: Oregon
Measurements: 6-foot-3, 238 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.74 seconds. Vertical: 30.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches.
2012 stats: 81 tackles (14 for loss), four interceptions, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles
Draft projection: Third-fourth round

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Road to the Draft: Jelani Jenkins

By Jay Skurski

Jelani Jenkins

Position: Outside linebacker
School: Florida
Measurements: 6-foot-0, 243 pounds
225-pound bench press: 27 reps
2012 stats: 9 games played, 29 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception
Draft projection: Fourth round 

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Road to the Draft: Justin Pugh

By Mark Gaughan

Justin Pugh

Position: Guard
School: Syracuse
Measurements: 6-foot-4, 307 pounds.
40 time: 5.14 seconds. Vertical jump: 28.5 inches. 225-pound bench press: 22 repetitions.
2012 stats: 9 games, 9 starts.
Draft projection: Late first round

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Road to the Draft: Zach Ertz

By Mark Gaughan

Zach Ertz

Position: Tight end
School: Stanford
Measurements: 6-foot-5, 249 pounds
40 time: 4.76 seconds. Vertical jump: 30.5 inches. 225-pound bench press: 24 repetitions.
2012 stats: 69 catches, 898 yards, 6 TDs.
Draft projection: Late first round

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Road to the Draft: Tyler Eifert

By Mark Gaughan

Tyler Eifert

Position: Tight end
School: Notre Dame
Measurements: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds
40 time: 4.68 seconds. Vertical jump: 35.5 inches. 225-pound bench press: 22 repetitions.
2012 stats: 50 catches, 683 yards, 4 TDs.
Draft projection: First round.

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Road to the Draft: Keenan Allen

By Mark Gaughan

Keenan Allen

Position: Wide receiver.
School: California.
Measurements: 6-foot-2, 206 pounds
Test results: Did not run at combine.
2012 stats: 61 catches, 737 yards, 6 TDs.
Draft projection: First round.

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Road to the Draft: Robert Woods

By Mark Gaughan

Robert Woods

Position: Wide receiver.
School: Southern California.
Measurements: 6-foot, 201 pounds
40 time: 4.51 seconds. Vertical jump: 33.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches. 20-yard shuttle: 4.47 seconds.
2012 stats: 76 catches, 846 yards, 11 TDs.
Draft projection: 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.

@JaySkurski | [email protected]

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