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Senior Bowl: Iupati Conquers Challenges

Mike Iupati (Kevin Terrell/Getty Images)

The hulking guard from Idaho's path to the first round of the NFL draft began in American Samoa. And, who knows, with the help of an NFL legend, maybe his next move will be to the all-important left tackle position.

Mike Iupati went to college with the thought of becoming a probation officer. "Hopefully that opportunity will still be there," he said without a touch of sarcasm or insincerity. It probably will, but not until the mountainous guard completes what's expected to be a lengthy NFL career. Iupati is expected to be a first-round pick in three months. That's rarified air for a player from Idaho...

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