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Buckner, Correa, Fairbairn officially invited to 2016 NFL Combine

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Three collegiate athletes who played high school football in Hawaii have been invited to the NFL's 2016 Scouting Combine.

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner, a Waianae native and graduate of Punahou School, was a virtual lock for an invitation. Several draft experts, including ESPN's Mel Kiper, Kr., believe Buckner will be a top-5 pick in this year's NFL Draft. He played at Oregon with quarterback Marcus Mariota, the number two overall pick in last year's draft.

Buckner's Punahou teammate Kaimi Fairbairn, a Lou Groza Award-winning kicker from UCLA, and former Saint Louis Crusader Kamalei Correa, a defensive end from Boise State, also received invitations.

No players from the 2015 University of Hawaii football team were invited to the scouting combine.

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