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Road to the NFL Draft / Ali Marpet

Position: Offensive lineman.

School: Hobart.

Combine measureables: 6-foot-4, 307 pounds.

Combine stats: 40: 4.98 seconds.

Bench press: 30 reps.

Vertical: 30.5 inches.

Broad jump: 9 feet.

3-cone Drill: 7.33 seconds.

20-yard shuttle: 4.47 seconds.

Career stats: 43 games, 37 starts.

Draft projection: Third round.

Lowdown: Marpet was a first-team All-Liberty Conference selection and the co-offensive player of the year after not allowing a single sack. … He became the first Division III player to be invited to the Senior Bowl. While there, he demonstrated the strength and quickness to compete with Division I players. … Likely to change positions in the NFL from tackle to guard. … Moves his feet well and has outstanding strength. … Also plays with technique not usually found in Division III football. … Will have to continue to prove that he can hold his own against an advanced level of competition. … Father, Bill, is an Emmy-winning director and cinematographer.

They said it: “This guy is maybe one of my favorites. Everybody wants to talk about Jameis Winston and whether or not he’s going to talk, when this kid is more of a story.” – NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock at the scouting combine.

– Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 45 prospects in 45 days leading up to next week’s NFL Draft.

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