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Top 3 things to know about new Bills OT Tylan Grable | 2024 NFL Draft

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The Bills selected UCF offensive tackle Tylan Grable in the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Here's three things to know about the latest O-line addition.

1— Georgia roots

Grable is one of five children in his family and grew up in Gordon, Georgia, small town with a population of under 2,000 people. He attended Wilkinson County High School where he was a multi-sport athlete and started his football career as a quarterback, passing for over 5,000 combined yards in his sophomore and junior seasons.

2 — Persevering through injury, position changes

Grable missed his senior season of high school football with a broken foot and also decided the same year that his football future wouldn't be at QB. An injury, coupled with a position change, kept DI teams from offering him scholarships; Grable eventually walked on at Jacksonville State.

After initially trying out at TE, Grable made the switch to offensive line and became a full-time starter at left tackle.

3 — Rising star at UCF

After four seasons at Jacksonville State (2018-2021), Grable still had two years of eligibility thanks to a redshirt season and pandemic-shortened year. He decided to transfer to UCF to play for Gus Malzahn's up-tempo spread offense.

Grable went on to be a full-time starter at left tackle in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons for the Knights; he earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2023.

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