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Local NFL watch: 16 players with Utah ties to participate in 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Published: Monday, Feb. 17 2014 11:21 p.m. MST

Scott G Winterton

Sixteen players with ties to the state of Utah will have the chance to impress scouts and team personnel at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine on Feb. 22-25. A total of five from BYU, five from the U., four from Utah State, one from Dixie State and a Timpview High School graduate who attended a school outside the state will attend.

All of them have dreams of hearing their names during the 2014 NFL Draft in May, and will participate in workouts and interviews with NFL teams at the combine.

So, where does each of these players stand before they go to the combine? Here's the local players that will perform at the 2014 NFL Combine.

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J-TX
Allen, TX

Well, as long as he's not a cheetah.....

sky2k1
Provo, UT

I feel like saying "over-aged" is the way of saying he was an RM, and we want to knock his draft stock a little. Not saying it's unfair, or inaccurate, I just thought it was overused.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

sky2k1, it gets overused with athletes from Utah because Utah is the place where it is most prevalent. It is important to note because it means they probably have a shorter shelf life than a 20 or 21 year old junior or redshirt sophomore, which comes into play when deciding between two similarly talented players at the same position. Brandon Weeden was (way) over-aged, but not an LDS missionary. Same with a lot of prospects that went into baseball before football.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Kyle Van Noy will do well at the combine. He has the speed and athleticism to make a team in the NFL.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

I also noticed the over use of the "over aged" term. Funny how when these guys were playing in college, coaches liked to whine about it being an unfair advantage but now it's seen as detrimental on draft day. Could it be people see what they want to see to make the case for what they've already decided?

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