Van Noy to the Chargers? Su'a-Filo to the Seahawks? What post-combine mock drafts are predicting
Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For 16 football players with Utah ties, last week's NFL Scouting Combine provided an on-field and in-person opportunity to make an impression with league scouts and personnel.
While there will be college pro days and even individual workouts in store for some athletes, that performance at the combine is likely to have a lasting effect on potential employers.
Media members have created their opinions on these players as well, with many of these experts sharing those opinions via mock drafts. Where could we see some of Utah's latest crop of top talent being selected in the upcoming draft?
Here's a list of nine media members and where they believe these locals will be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft following the league's combine. These pundits include:
Offensive lineman, Timpview High alum, played at UCLA
DraftTek.com: First round, New Orleans Saints (27th overall)
Miller: Second round, Buffalo Bills (41st overall)
WalterFootball.com: Second round, Atlanta Falcons (37th overall)
Burke: Second round, Cleveland Browns (35th overall)
What Burke said: "Su’a-Filo had a stellar combine and would slot in well on Cleveland’s underrated line."
Fairburn: First round, San Diego Chargers (25th overall)
What Fairburn said: "Guard is still an area of concern for the Chargers' offensive line. Lucky for them, Xavier Su'a-Filo, the top guard in the draft, is still available at pick No. 25. This is a bit of a no-brainer."
Rang: First round, Cleveland Browns (26th overall)
Brugler: First round, Seattle Seahawks (32nd overall)
What Brugler said: "The starting offensive guards in Seattle have produced inconsistent results so far this season. Su'a-Filo has experience at tackle and guard, but projects best inside and will be the top guard in this class for several teams."
Brown: First round, Seattle Seahawks (32nd overall)
Kyle Van Noy
Outside linebacker, BYU
DraftTek.com: Second round, St. Louis Rams (44th overall)
What DraftTek said: "Van Noy posted relatively average numbers at the Combine, which should solidify him as a Day 2 pick. But type in "Kyle Van Noy" into Google, and you will find that he's generating quite a bit of buzz. His versatility and leadership traits are attracting the interest of those teams that value such: the Patriots, the Packers, the Seahawks. The Rams have bigger holes to fill here at #44, particularly OG and Safety, but none of those is available without reaching into Round 3 talent."
Miller: Second round, N.Y. Jets (49th overall)
WalterFootball.com: Second round, N.Y. Jets (49th overall)
Burke: Second round, Cincinnati Bengals (55th overall)
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