January 17, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 39

Kaufman signs with agent, will enter NFL draft

Edwards, Herd join former teammate in pre-draft training; Eastern QB Padron also likely to look at professional path

Ending weeks of speculation in the rumor mill, Eastern Washington junior wide receiver Brandon Kaufman announced he was leaving school and entering April’s NFL draft that begins April 25.

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Brandon Kaufman dives into the end zone for the first of two touchdowns he scored in the 2010 FCS championship game in EWU’s 20-19 win versus Delaware.

EWU head coach Beau Baldwin has confirmed that Kaufman, a two-time All-American signed with an agent Jan. 6. Baldwin also said quarterback Kyle Padron, who transferred to Eastern last fall from Southern Methodist University, is not enrolled for winter quarter and presumably will pursue his own opportunities at the professional level.

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