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Bills get face time with hometown prospect

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 24, 2013 – 5:01 pm

He had an informal meeting with Bills officials at the NFL Combine. So there’s a possibility that Akron, N.Y. native J.C. Tretter might be on the team’s radar screen for the draft in two months.

Tretter confirmed that he met with Bills team officials in an informal setting at the Crowne Plaza Union Station Hotel in downtown Indianapolis this week. The 6-4, 307 pound Cornell product is expected to come into the NFL as an interior offensive lineman, after playing tackle for the Big Red the last few years.

Tretter was at the Senior Bowl in Mobile last month, but he was unable to practice or play because he broke his nose a few days before the workouts began. He admits that was a setback, especially for a small college prospect like himself.

“It’s not just showing what you can do,” Tretter said, “but when you love playing football, there’s only so many games you’re going to be able to play in your life, so you don’t want to miss one. Not missing a game in college, not missing a game in high school—to miss that one, that’s a tough pill to swallow. But you gotta kinda let it go and not dwell on it, because that’s going to affect your future performances. You gotta forget about it, do what you can, and get out here to the combine and impress here.”

Tretter had a good showing at the combine, and he may have done enough to boost his stock above the 4th or 5th round, where most experts have him pegged.

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