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Van Noy to the Chargers? Su'a-Filo to the Seahawks? What post-combine mock drafts are predicting

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 10:52 a.m. MDT

Brigham Young linebacker Kyle Van Noy runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Brigham Young linebacker Kyle Van Noy runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (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:

UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'A-Filo runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'A-Filo runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

DraftTek.com (seven-round mock draft)

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (seven rounds)

WalterFootball.com (five rounds)

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated (two rounds)

Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation (two rounds)

Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports (first round)

Rob Rang, CBS Sports (first round)

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports (first round)

Eddie Brown, UT-San Diego (first round)

Xavier Su'a-Filo

Offensive lineman, Timpview High alum, played at UCLA

DraftTek.com: First round, New Orleans Saints (27th overall)

Utah defensive back Keith McGill runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Utah defensive back Keith McGill runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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)

Utah State offensive lineman Tyler Larsen runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Utah State offensive lineman Tyler Larsen runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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."

Brigham Young wide receiver Cody Hoffman makes a catch during a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Brigham Young wide receiver Cody Hoffman makes a catch during a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Miller: Second round, N.Y. Jets (49th overall)

WalterFootball.com: Second round, N.Y. Jets (49th overall)

Burke: Second round, Cincinnati Bengals (55th overall)

Fairburn: Second round, Jacksonville Jaguars (39th overall)

Kirwan: First round, San Diego Chargers (25th overall)

What Kirwan said: "I've had Van Noy in the first round two weeks in a row and his combine performance helped him solidify his spot. He is a versatile backer with pass rush skills."

Keith McGill

Cornerback, Utah

DraftTek.com: Fourth round, Cleveland Browns (123rd overall)

Utah State defensive back Nevin Lawson runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Utah State defensive back Nevin Lawson runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Miller: Fourth round, Washington Redskins (98th overall)

WalterFootball.com: Second round, San Diego Chargers (57th overall)

What WalterFootball.com said: "The Chargers' defense made every single quarterback look like a Pro Bowler early in the year. They have a dreadful cornerback situation, which could be remedied with the use of an early round pick in May's draft."

Burke: Second round, San Francisco 49ers (61st overall)

Trevor Reilly

Linebacker/defensive end, Utah

DraftTek.com: Fourth round, Oakland Raiders (103rd overall)

Brigham Young defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Brigham Young defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (Michael Conroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Miller: Fifth round, Cleveland Browns (133rd overall)

WalterFootball.com: Fourth round, Houston Texans (97th overall)

What WalterFootball.com said: "The Texans would kill two stones with one bird with this pick. … They need to upgrade their pass rush and find some help at inside linebacker. Marcus Smith would satisfy the former, which would allow Brooks Reed to move inside."

Tyler Larsen

Center, Utah State

DraftTek.com: Fifth round, Jacksonville Jaguars (132nd overall)

Miller: Sixth round, Chicago Bears (167th overall)

WalterFootball.com: Fifth round, Miami Dolphins (143rd overall)

What WalterFootball.com said: "The Dolphins appear to be standing by Mike Pouncey, who was part of the entire bullying scandal. However, Pouncey is also dealing with some other issues, so Miami could look for a center in the middle rounds."

Cody Hoffman

Wide receiver, BYU

DraftTek.com: Sixth round, Washington Redskins (162nd overall)

Miller: Sixth round, Buffalo Bills (169th overall)

Joe Don Duncan

Tight end, Dixie State

DraftTek.com: Sixth round, Kansas City Chiefs (177th overall)

Miller: Seventh round, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (198th overall)

Nevin Lawson

Cornerback, Utah State

DraftTek.com: Seventh round, Houston Texans (193rd overall)

Miller: Fifth round, Pittsburgh Steelers (145th overall)

Eathyn Manumaleuna

Defensive lineman, BYU

DraftTek.com: Seventh round, Cincinnati Bengals (216th overall)

Miller: Sixth round, Kansas City Chiefs (177th overall)

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