Friday, April 05, 2013

Griffin meets with Buffalo Bills

                                                                                        (Associated Press photo)
Former UConn tight end Ryan Griffin, who visited with the Buffalo Bills today,
could be a late-round pick in the NFL draft according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.
While the quartet of Dwayne Gratz, Sio Moore, Trevardo Williams and Blidi Wreh-Wilson are generating the pre-draft buzz out of UConn, tight end Ryan Griffin should not be overlooked at a potential draft prospect.

On a recent conference call with ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., I asked him if he could see Griffin going in a late round or if he is more likely to head to camp as an undrafted rookie free agent.

"I think he is an asset to a football team," Kiper said. "I think he is a late rounder or priority free agent but I think he can make a football team."

Nobody has to tell that to new Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone.

Marrone came to Buffalo after being the head coach at Syracuse. In Syracuse's 40-10 dismantling of UConn last season Griffin was one of the few bright spots with six receptions for 72 yards including a 32-yard TD catch which pulled the Huskies within 13-10 in the second quarter. He also had three catches against Syracuse as a sophomore and 10 of his 116 career receptions came against the Orange so it should hardly come as a shock that Griffin joined Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones as players hosted by the Bills today according to the team's official twitter account.



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