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In four seasons as a starter in college, wide receiver Yamon Figurs averaged less than 25 catches per year, and scored only a dozen touchdowns from scrimmage. Those fairly modest numbers notwithstanding, the former Kansas State receiver is moving up draft boards and he likely will be a first-day selection.

So what, besides the electrifying 4.30-second 40-time that Figurs clocked at the combine, has fueled his meteoric rise? Two words.

Devin Hester.