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Rob Blanchflower a big weapon for UMass at tight end

AMHERST — One of Rob Blanchflower’s friends e-mailed him with the text of what Mel Kiper, ESPN’s loquacious NFL draft analyst, had to say about him this week.

The University of Massachusetts tight end is not one to dwell on his press clippings (“They can be a distraction”), but he clearly took to heart the perspective of the pundit with the Derek Kellogg hairdo. Not the part where Kiper sang the praises of the redshirt senior’s “pretty good quickness for a guy his size” or “the way he catches the ball, using his hands and not letting it get to his body.”

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