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Vander Esch highly touted ahead of NFL combine

Salmon River alum and Boise State junior Leighton Vander Esch, whose invitation to the March 4 National Football League combine has been reported across Idaho, continues to be highly ranked by some NFL analysts. Perhaps the highest Vander Esch tout has been’s Feb. 5 mock draft, which judged the BSU standout linebacker could become a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers, who have the 17th choice in the NFL draft this April. Others have him marked as a “Day 2” (second- or third-round) choice, and others as a “Day 3” choice. This year’s NFL draft runs April 26-28.


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