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Road to the NFL Draft / Tyler Kroft

Position: Tight end

School: Rutgers

Combine measurements: 6-foot-5, 246 pounds.

Combine stats: Bench press: 17 reps.

Career stats: 7 games, 70 catches, 901 yards, 5 TDs.

Draft projection: Third-fourth round.

Lowdown: A former wide receiver, Kroft has good hands and the experience of playing both in the slot and along the line of scrimmage. … Has ideal size for the position and the frame that should allow him to put on muscle. … Got good coaching with the Scarlet Knights, as Ron Prince and Brian Angelichio are now NFL tight end coaches. … Suffered an ankle injury during Rutgers’ bowl game Dec. 26, and was re-injured during the NFL Scouting Combine, so he didn’t complete any of the drills except the bench press. Ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash at his pro day – which would have been third best at his position at the combine.

They said it: “He’ll go somewhere in the middle rounds. I don’t think he gets in my Top 100, but I think somewhere on the third day if you need a tight end. He reminds me of an overgrown Riley Cooper almost, a player who has been able to carve out a nice career.” – CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler.

— Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 45 prospects in 45 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 30.

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