Football players from Utah colleges drafted to the NFL in the 1990s

Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 9:04 a.m. MDT

Since Ed "Red" Wade from Utah State was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1937 in the second NFL draft, the state of Utah has consistently produced NFL-caliber players. Some players were drafted but never played, while others went on to have long careers in the NFL.

Unlike previous decades, the 90s saw a considerable decline in players from Utah colleges declaring for the draft.

Wide receiver Kevin Dyson from Utah, took part in two of the greatest highlights in NFL history, being part of The Music City Miracle and The Tackle.

Take a look at our previous list of Utah football players drafted in the '70s and '80s.

As a warmup to Thursday's NFL draft, enjoy this walk through Utah's NFL history.

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Lyman, WY

Nice picture of Yale & Harvard. Really guys don't you research your pictures. I think a notable that was undrafyed, yet made pro bowls & dominated until a career ending injury is Chad Lewis. He was undrafted but may have been the most successful pro out of Utah in the '90's.

River Falls, WI

Interesting to note that BYU had virtually the same number of draft picks in the 1990s (19) as in the 2000s (21), and their W/L record, top 25 rankings, and bowl success is very similar for both decades.
Also interesting to note that Weber State had more players drafted (4) than Utah State (2)... that trend is definitely changing directions.
I wonder what research has been done on collegiate success and placement in the NFL. Please trolls, not need to comment on the "Bronco can't get anyone drafted"... we already know how y'all feel about that. I simply want to know if there is any documented correlation between collegiate success and the number of players drafted. Does anyone know?

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