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What to watch for: 7 Utah college football stars descend on Indianapolis for 2013 NFL scouting combine

Published: Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 11:10 a.m. MDT

Utah State Aggies running back and game MVP Kerwynn Williams celebrates a touchdown  as Utah State University defeatsToledo 41-15 as they play football in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl  Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Utah State Aggies running back and game MVP Kerwynn Williams celebrates a touchdown as Utah State University defeatsToledo 41-15 as they play football in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Audition day is nearly here for hundreds of prospective NFL employees.

The NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis will allow many of this year's draft prospects to showcase their skills with scouts and top team executives watching.

On-field drills begin Saturday and run through next Tuesday.

This year, seven guys who played for Utah schools will be headed to Indiana, hoping to improve their NFL draft stock. Of those seven, there are two each from Utah, BYU and Utah State, and another from Southern Utah.

Two of them, the Utes' Star Lotulelei and the Cougars' Ezekiel Ansah, are being predicted as first-round draft picks and will try and prove they are worth top-end draft money.

The other five include Utah's Joe Kruger, Utah State's Will Davis and Kerwynn Williams, Southern Utah's Brad Sorensen and BYU's Braden Brown. All of them will be trying to improve their draft statuses and make positive impressions on NFL teams.

Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen (4) throws while being pursued out of the pocket by UNLV defensive end B.J. Bell (92) and defensive lineman Tyler Gaston (99) in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Las Vegas. Southern Utah won 41-16.  (Associated Press) Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen (4) throws while being pursued out of the pocket by UNLV defensive end B.J. Bell (92) and defensive lineman Tyler Gaston (99) in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Las Vegas. Southern Utah won 41-16. (Associated Press)

Here's a breakdown of each of the Utah college athletes, including what they need to do at the combine and who they compare to in the NFL.

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