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Pro Prospect Updated Rankings - NFL Draft 2015

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2015
Early 2014 Season Rankings * underclassmen

Photo – RB Todd Gurley – Georgia

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Offense
Quarterbacks:

1. * Marcus Mariota - Oregon - 6-4, 215
2. * Jameis Winston - Florida St - 6-4, 235
3. Bryce Petty - Baylor - 6-3, 230
4. * Kevin Hogan - Stanford - 6-4, 225
5. * Brett Hundley - UCLA - 6-3, 225
6. * Connor Cook - Michigan St - 6-4, 220
7. Sean Mannion - Oregon St - 6-5, 220
8. Shane Carden - East Carolina - 6-2, 220
9. Cody Fajardo - Nevada - 6-2, 215
10. Taylor Kelly - Arizona St - 6-2, 215
11. Bryan Bennett - Southeastern Louisiana - 6-2, 215
12. Hutson Mason - Georgia - 6-2, 205
13. Cole Stoudt - Clemson - 6-4, 210
14. Garrett Grayson - Colorado St - 6-2, 220
15. Bo Wallace - Ole Miss - 6-4, 210

Running Backs:
1. * Todd Gurley - Georgia - 6-1, 230
2. * Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin - 6-1, 205
3. * T.J. Yeldon - Alabama - 6-2, 220
4. Ameer Abdullah - Nebraska - 5-9, 195
5. Tevin Coleman - Indiana - 6-1, 210
6. * Duke Johnson - Miami (Fla.) - 5-9, 205
7. Karlos Williams - Florida State - 6-1, 220
8. * Jay Ajayi - Boise State - 6-0, 215
9. Jeremy Langford - Michigan State - 6-0, 205
10. Malcolm Brown - Texas - 6-0, 225
11. David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-2, 230
12. Corey Grant - Auburn - 5-10, 205
13. Dominique Brown - Louisville - 6-2, 215
14. Michael Dyer - Louisville - 5-9, 215
15. Terrance Magee - LSU - 5-9, 215

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Top 100 NFL Prospects NFL Draft 2014 - Final Value Board

Top 100 NFL Prospects NFL Draft 2014
Final Value Board - May 8th * underclassmen

Photo – QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M

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Pro Prospect / Position / School
1. * Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
2. * Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson
3. Khalil Mack - LB - Buffalo
4. Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
5. * Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn
6. * Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M
7. * Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M
8. * Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina
9. Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
10. Aaron Donald - DT - Pittsburgh
11. * Odell Beckham - WR - LSU
12. C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
13. Zack Martin - OG - Notre Dame
14. * Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville
15. * Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida
16. Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma St
17. * Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State
18. * Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon St
19. Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan St
20. * Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
21. * Marqise Lee - WR - Southern Cal
22. * Louis Nix - DT - Notre Dame
23. Anthony Barr - LB - UCLA
24. Derek Carr - QB - Fresno St
25. Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia
26. Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech
27. * Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
28. Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois
29. * Kony Ealy - DE - Missouri
30. *Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
31. Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
32. * Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville
33. * Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida St.
34. Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
35. Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
36. * Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA
37. Deone Bucannon - S - Washington St
38. Dee Ford - LB - Auburn
39. * Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida St
40. Lamarcus Joyner - CB - Florida St
41. * Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio St
42. * Davante Adams - WR - Fresno St
43.* Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
44. Weston Richburg - C - Colorado St
45. * Allen Robinson - WR - Penn St
46. Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio St
47. * Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame
48. * Martavis Bryant - WR - Clemson
49. Joel Bitonio - OG - Nevada
50. * Cody Latimer - WR - Indiana
51. Kareem Martin - DE - North Carolina
52. * Paul Richardson - WR - Colorado
53. Trent Murphy - LB - Stanford
54. Jeremiah Attaochu - LB - Georgia Tech
55. Kyle Van Noy - LB - BYU
56. * Jarvis Landry - WR - LSU
57. Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU
58. Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB - Nebraska
59. Ja’Wuan James - OT - Tennessee
60. * Demarcus Lawrence - DE - Boise State
61. * Donte Moncrief - WR - Mississippi
62. Travis Swanson - C - Arkansas
63. * Scott Crichton - DE - Oregon St
64. * Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Washington
65. Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - Eastern Illinois
66. * Marcus Martin - C - Southern Cal
67. Keith McGill - CB - Utah
68. Tom Savage - QB - Pittsburgh
69. Carlos Hyde - RB - Ohio State
70. * Carl Bradford - LB - Arizona St
71. * Ego Ferguson - DT - LSU
72. * Bruce Ellington - WR - South Carolina
73. * Kelcy Quarles - DT - South Carolina
74. Trevor Reilly - LB - Utah
75. CJ Fiedorowicz - TE - Iowa
76. Terrence Brooks - S - Florida St
77. Billy Turner - OT - North Dakota St.
78. Chris Borland - LB - Wisconsin
79. Chris Smith - DE - Arkansas
80. A.J. McCarron - QB - Alabama
81. Marcus Smith - DE - Louisville
82. Gabe Jackson - OG - Mississippi St
83. Marqueston Huff - S - Wyoming
84. * Tre Mason - RB - Auburn
85. Anthony Johnson - DT - LSU
86. Cyril Richardson - OG - Baylor
87. E.J. Gaines - CB - Missouri
88. Jackson Jeffcoat - LB - Texas
89. * David Yankey - OG - Stanford
90. Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood
91. * Trai Turner - OG - LSU
92. * Jeremy Hill - RB - LSU
93. Daniel McCullers - DT - Tennessee
94. * Ka'Deem Carey - RB - Arizona
95. Telvin Smith - LB - Florida St
96. * Devonta Freeman - RB - Florida St
97. Will Sutton - DT - Arizona St
98. Phillip Gaines - CB - Rice
99. James Hurst - OT- North Carolina
100. Rashaad Reynolds - CB - Oregon St

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NFL Draft 2014 – Scouting Report - Brandin Cooks – Oregon St.

NFL Draft 2014 – Scouting Report - Brandin Cooks – Oregon St.

Photo – WR Brandin Cooks – Oregon St.

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Brandin Cooks #7 - 5-10, 190 - Oregon St. - Sp. 4.35 - Rating 90
Hindu Theory: DeSean Jackson

Fast athletic junior receiver was an impact weapon, earning Pac-12 honors his final two seasons. Brandin has excellent speed with the quickness, agility and hands that has translated into top production over his Pac 12 career. He shows the burst to get deep with the ability to track the ball and use his good leaping skills to make big plays. He has a great combination of quickness and speed with the running skills to provide playmaking early in his pro career. He needs some development as a route runner with better hand technique to release quicker at the line and better understanding of coverage and holes in zones. He cuts quickly at the break point and runs sharp routes with the ability to retain his elite speed very well. He will have to prove he can physical beat the jam on a consistent basis to earn playing time. He must show the toughness to go over the middle and extend for the ball and make the difficult catch in heavy traffic. He must learn to work the middle better and show better coverage recognition and where the holes are in zones to make key receptions. He shows fine hands and the body control to adjust to the pass that gives him a good receiving radius. He has all the tools to become a starting pro with the separation speed to get deep that has drawn raves from scouts. His rare sudden speed allows him to blow by top caliber cover men and has made him one of the fastest rising prospects in this class. As a runner, he has the elusiveness and quick burst to hit an opening and break big plays. He can retain his speed well to track the deep ball to make a catch. He needs much improvement as a blocker to assure early playing time. He adjusts quickly to the pass, showing the ability to shield the ball from defenders and the leaping ability to make the catch. He shows nice development as a runner with better hand technique to release quickly and sharp footwork at the break point to run consistently crisp routes. He shows big play ability to hit the home run, though he must prove he can run the complete route tree and not just play outside the hashes. As a runner, he is very elusive with the burst to hit an opening and is especially adept at the go route. He wastes little motion as a route runner and retains his speed well with the ability to make plays. He is dangerous on reverses that adds another element to his game.

The Numbers: As a junior, he started 12 of 13 games and was named 1st-team Pac-12. He caught 128 passes for a career-high 1,730 yards, a fine 13.5 average and 16 TDs. He carried the ball 28 times for 188 yards and 2 TDs. As a sophomore, he had 67 catches with 1151 receiving yards for a 17.1 average and 5 TDs. He carried the ball 19 times for 82 yards. Over his career, he totaled 218 receptions for 3212 yards for a 14.7 average and 23 TDs. As a runner, he had 57 carries for 311 yards and 2 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in just under 5’10” and 189 lbs. and ran 4.33 time with a 1.51 ten yard split. He did a 10’ VL, 36” BJ and 16 reps. He had a good 3.81 short shuttle & 6.76 three cone drill.
The Skinny: Fast playmaker with good speed and capable of taking the lid off the defense. He is a well-built short receiver with very good movement skills and the ability to make plays after the catch. Similar to fast receivers like DeSean Jackson in size, speed and pro playmaking potential. He combines fine athletic talent with a fast improving skill set to contribute and win a slot receiver role with the development to provide impact in all multiple sets. Rising top 25 pick and possible first round selection after a highly productive career with interesting upside to excel if he proves durable. At the OSU pro day, he looked good in his positional drills. He may realize his pro potential early if he proves durable for the physical NFL game.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

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NFL Draft 2014 Prospect - Ohio St. Linebacker Ryan Shazier

NFL Draft 2014 Prospect - Linebacker Ryan Shazier

Photo – LB Ryan Shazier - Ohio St.

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Ryan Shazier #10 - 6-1, 240 - Ohio St - Sp. 4.45 - Rating 92
Hindu Theory: Derrick Brooks

Explosive junior linebacker is one of the best hitters and most productive defensive players in this draft class after another terrific performance last fall. Ryan completed a strong college career with an outstanding effort at the NFL Combine that helped his stock significantly. He is a very active backer with instincts, athleticism and production over his three starting seasons and makes plays all over the field. He is a cut athlete with good size and blue chip athletic ability, quickness and speed to move fluidly for any pro backer position in the 4-3 defense. His rare speed enables him to chase sideline-to-sideline with the ability to run with tight ends and backs in pass coverage. He is most effective in a run and chase mode when covered by linemen, allowing him to flow to the ball and finish with sure jarring tackles. He has keen read and react skills and moves very well with the ability to take good angles to the ball and finish with strong tackling. He has developed coverage skills and is ready for either the nickel backer role or full time starting duty. He made further strides over his final season in that area. He has fine intangibles and leadership qualities to be a team leader and major playmaker. In run support, he is well developed with the ability to stack despite marginal size. He is superior in pursuit with the ability to scrape and sift with excellent COD and open field tackling skills. He has the athleticism to match up with receivers and has shown developed coverage skills. He has a feel for reading and recognizing routes when dropping into a zone with the coverage skills necessary to effectively match up in man or zone situations. His fine speed allows him to make plays at the opposite sideline and is best when operating from a stack position. On the strongside, he can struggle vs bigger blockers and get hooked and sealed off by the tight end and washed out of the play at times. He is quicker to react to plays after learning to use his hands better to stay alive. Late in his career, he improved his hand technique and gained faster control of blockers with the strength to shed on initial contact. He is most effective when moving laterally from the backside. He shows power in his play with the ability to strike and finish with strong tackles. Over his career, he registered 14 sacks and caused 9 fumbles. He has only scratched the surface on his ability to blitz off the edge with minimal use in that role. He is an elite athlete with an impressive size/speed ratio and with some further development can compete for early starting time.
The Numbers: As a junior, he made 143 tackles with 22.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 4 PBU, 4 FF, no picks and 6 QB hurries, starting all 14 games and earning 1st team Big Ten honors. As a sophomore, he made 115 tackles with 17 TFL, 5 sacks, 3 FF, 1 interception and 10 PBU, starting 12 games. As a freshman, he was an instant success with 58 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 FF and 5 TFL. In addition, he was a special teams ace. Over his three year career, he started 39 games and posted 316 tackles and 43.5 TFL with 14 sacks, 9 FF, 14 PD and 1 pick. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’1” and 237 lbs. with 32 3/8” arms. He did 25 reps and did not run. He added a fine 42” VL and 10’10” BJ with fine drills including a 4.21 shuttle and 6.91 in the three cone. At his pro day, he ran a lightning 4.38 time with a 1.56 ten yard split. Fast rising athlete for any position in the 4-3 defense. Excellent addition and top 25 prospect. He is similar in athleticism and production to Derrick Brooks and Lavonte David related to instincts, toughness, AA and field speed. He is the best Will backer since Brooks and capable of being an early Pro Bowl performer. Top special teams skills to be an ace in coverage and a rookie starting Will backer. Striker with great motor and intangibles.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2014 Scouting Report - Receiver Odell Beckham

NFL Draft 2014 - Scouting Report - Odell Beckham
Frank Coyle

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Photo – WR Odell Beckham - LSU

* Odell Beckham #3 - 5-11, 195 - LSU - Speed 4.40 - Rating 92
Hindu Theory: Percy Harvin

Electrifying junior receiver/ returner completed a fine career for LSU, earning SEC honors several time over his career. Odell has been a consistently productive big play performer whether as a receiver, runner or return specialist. He combines explosive quickness and speed that allows him to make plays after the catch or returning kicks. He has shown consistent big play ability in those roles to make defenders miss or run away from them. Over his career, he has been a featured big play weapon for the pro style Tiger passing game that has featured several NFL receivers. He is an excellent all-purpose performer who has natural hands and running skills to fill a few key roles as a pro. He was a consistent playmaker in all roles and could earn the #3 job as a slot receiver as a rookie, in addition to both return duties. He has incredible natural hands who runs precise routes and is able to utilize his great suddenness to create space. He is both very quick and fast with the short area suddenness to create running room and hit an opening. He has top speed with the initial quickness to get into his routes nicely and the ability to make fast cuts at the break point and create consistent separation. He displays top AA and has a fine understanding of the passing game with the ability to adjust his routes and make the tough catch. He has the speed to get deep or take the short screen pass and make a big play using his natural running skills. Despite his marginal size, he displays the toughness and body control to make the difficult catch, take the big hit and hold on to the ball. He releases from the line quickly and fights thru the jam to get into his routes. After the catch, his top running ability makes things happen with his rare elusiveness to make defenders miss and speed to run away from tacklers. He is similar to Percy Harvin and Randall Cobb in speed, quickness, style and AA with big play talent to be a game to game difference maker.

The Numbers: As a junior, he started 13 games and had 59 catches for 1152 yards for a 19.5 average and 8 TDs. He won the 2013 Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player for both his receiving and outstanding return skills. He led the SEC and ranking #2 in the nation in all-purpose yards with a 178.1 average. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 13 games and had 43 catches for 713 yards and 2 TDs. Over his career, he set the LSU record and finished No. 2 in SEC single-season history with 2,315 all-purpose yards as a junior in ’13. He started 34 of 39 games for three seasons and totaled 143 catches for 2340 yards and 12 TDs. Over his career, he had 2 punt returns for TDs in 2012 and had a career 9 yard average along with a 25 yard career average for kickoff returns. Over the 2013 season, he had 32 kickoff returns for 845 yards and a 26.4 average. At the NFL Combine, he ran 4.43 time with a 1.50 ten yard split. He did 7 reps. He had a 38.5” VL and a 10’2” BJ with a 3.94 short shuttle and 6.69 three cone in an excellent display of athleticism. He performed very well in the receiving drills.

The Skinny: Very explosive athlete with the ability to become an impact player as both a receiver and returner. He is a top athlete with the talent to provide early impact and game changing talent. He can be a slot receiver with the skill set to become a major matchup problem. His top open field running skills gives his club a dangerous weapon in a number of roles. Highly-developed athlete with the developed skills to be a much better pro than collegian. Pro Bowl returner to give an offense consistently good field position. Developed skill set to be a very good pro and he probably does not fall beyond the top 25 selections. Impact weapon with big play ability in a few roles.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

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Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2014

Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2014
* underclassmen – April, 2014 Rankings

Frank Coyle - Head Scout

Photo - OT Greg Robinson - Auburn

Pro Prospect Pos School
1. * Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
2. * Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson
3. Khalil Mack - LB - Buffalo
4. Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
5. * Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn
6. * Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M
7. * Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M
8. * Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina
9. * Odell Beckham - WR - LSU
10. Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
11. C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
12. Zack Martin - OG - Notre Dame
13. * Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida
14. Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma St
15. Aaron Donald - DT - Pittsburgh
16. * Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State
17. * Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville
18. Anthony Barr - LB - UCLA
19. * Marqise Lee - WR - Southern Cal
20. Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan St
21. * Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
22. * Kony Ealy - DE - Missouri
23. * Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon St
24. * Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida St
25. *Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
26. * Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville
27. * Louis Nix - DT - Notre Dame
28. Derek Carr - QB - Fresno St
29. * Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio St
30. Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia
31. * Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida St.
32. Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
33. Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
34. * Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
35. Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech
36. * Allen Robinson - WR - Penn St
37. Trent Murphy - LB - Stanford
38. Lamarcus Joyner - CB - Florida St
39. * Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA
40. Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois
41. Dee Ford - LB - Auburn
42. Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
43. Deone Bucannon - S - Washington St
44. Weston Richburg - C - Colorado St
45. Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio St
46. Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU
47. * Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame
48. Joel Bitonio - OG - Nevada
49.* Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
50. Kareem Martin - DE - North Carolina

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2014 - Defensive Linemen Rankings

NFL Draft 2014 - Defensive Linemen Rankings

NFL Draft Prospects -Top Rankings
Frank Coyle – April 20th

Photo – DT Louis Nix – Notre Dame

Defensive Ends
1. * Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina
2. * Kony Ealy - Missouri
3. * Stephon Tuitt - Notre Dame
4. Kareem Martin - North Carolina
5. * Scott Crichton - Oregon St
6. Jackson Jeffcoat - Texas
7. Chris Smith - Arkansas
8. * Demarcus Lawrence - Boise St
9. Brent Urban - Virginia
10. Marcus Smith - Louisville
11. Will Clarke - West Virginia
12. Josh Mauro - Stanford
13. Chidera Uzo-Diribe - Colorado
14. Ben Gardner - Stanford
15. James Gayle - Virginia Tech

Defensive Tackles
1. Aaron Donald - Pittsburgh
2. * Timmy Jernigan - Florida St
3. * Louis Nix - Notre Dame
4. Ra'Shede Hageman - Minnesota
5. * Ego Ferguson - LSU
6. * Kelcy Quarles - South Carolina
7. * Anthony Johnson - LSU
8. DaQuan Jones - Penn St
9. Daniel McCullers - Tennessee
10. * George Uko - Southern Cal
11. Will Sutton - Arizona St
12. Dominique Easley - Florida
13. Caruan Reid - Princeton
14. Deandre Coleman - California
15. Jason Bromley - Syracuse

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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