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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Canadian TE Tanner McLachlan 194th Overall Out of Arizona

The Cincinnati Bengals have drafted Canadian tight end Tanner McLachlan 194th in the 6th round. He played for Arizona over the last 2 seasons after beginning his career with Southern Utah. McLachlan was the third highest-ranked prospect by CFL Central Scouting eligible for the CFL Draft in their final rankings.

McLachlan played in 25 games over the last 2 seasons for Arizona with 18 starts. He compiled 79 receptions for 984 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2023 as well as being selected Second Team All-Pac-12 by the Associated Press. In 2023 he had 45 receptions which was the second most by a tight end in the program’s history.

Prior to attending Arizona, he played in 11 games with 2 starts for Southern Utah where he caught 15 passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns. He missed the 2021 season due to injury before transferring to Arizona for the following season.

Following his collegiate career he was invited to the Senior Bowl although he was unable to attend due to injury. He later attended the NFL Combine where he performed a 4.61-40-yard dash, a 35-inch vertical, and a 9’9” broad jump.

McLachlan measures 6’5, 244 pounds, and is 25 years old.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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