Associated Press file photo
Commissioner Pete Roselle points to Pittsburgh Steelers and their No. 1 selection, Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana tech quarterback, at the pro football draft of college players in New York on Jan. 27, 1970. Green Bay, in No. 2 position, chose Mike McCoy of Notre Dame. Cleveland got the No. 3 pick and took Mike Phipps of Purdue. Phil Olsen of Utah State was selected by Boston.
The NFL draft is just days away and a handful of Utah State players are hoping to hear their name called in the three-day event. Getting drafted with a high pick is a goal for many college players, but it doesn’t mean success will follow.
Here is a look at the most highly drafted Aggies and how their careers turned out. Many, like Phil Olsen — who's name is pictured above, three spots below Terry Bradshaw — were defensive linemen.
See the 25 highest picked in Utah State history
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