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[BN] Blitz newsletter: UB QB Tyree Jackson could be Day 2 draft pick

Tyree Jackson, the former University at Buffalo quarterback, is showing scouts what he can do this week at the Senior Bowl. From the sounds of it, Jackson has a chance to be among the top 100 players drafted.

"Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy said Monday he views Jackson as a third- or fourth-round pick entering the pre-draft scouting season," Mark Gaughan reported.

That means Jackson, who measured 6-foot-7 and 249 pound, has a chance to become the second-highest Buffalo player ever taken in the draft. Khalil Mack went fourth overall in 2014, and that mark isn't likely to be broken. But the next-highest Buffalo player drafted since the 1970 merger was tackle Ed Ellis, who went in fourth round in 1997.

“This is exactly where you want to be if you want to be in the draft,” Jackson said. “You want to be down here competing with the best and showing you are the best. I’m very excited.”

Jackson added that he never intended to transfer schools despite entering the NCAA's transfer portal. He said he family wanted him to keep his options open, but he was set on entering the draft.

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Brandon Beane happy to be off the QB watch at Senior Bowl: Beane seems genuinely relieved to have his quarterback in place. But he also gave a quote that sounds like he'd be very interested in moving down in the draft. “It’s weird,” Beane said, comparing last year's pre-draft process with this one. “This year we’re in the top 10 and we don’t need to be. It’s funny how it all works out. It’s nice to be able to focus a little more of our energy on all the positions.”

Sean McDermott: Changes to coaching staff necessary for the Bills to stay on course: Sounds like offensive assistant Chad Hall could get promoted to receivers coach.

NFL investigating report of laser pointed at Tom Brady during AFC Championship Game: People. Stop it.

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