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

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Dixie State tight end

6-foot-2, 264 pounds

Combine workout day: Feb. 22, bench press: Feb. 21

2013 stats: 71 receptions, 1,045 yards, 13 touchdowns

What others are saying: "Duncan, who was used as a blocker and pass-catcher in college, has the versatility and experience at multiple positions to provide value to almost every NFL team. Duncan is strong at the catch point, gets consistent separation at both receiver and tight end, and handles physicality well as he attacks defenses vertically. Reminding me of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, Duncan can make an immediate impact with an NFL team as a late-rounder." — Eric Galko, Bleacher Report

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Allen, TX

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

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.


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.

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.

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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