Top 10 NFL players with Utah ties

Published: Thursday, Dec. 9 2010 8:51 p.m. MST

#10 - Washington TE Chris Cooley (Logan HS/Utah State) Next » 1 of 10 « Prev
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He is his team's second-leading receiver and among the top 10 tight ends in the league. He has caught 60 passes for 664 yards and two touchdowns this season.
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Pocatello, ID

You honestly put Austin Collie over Steve Smith?

Saint George, UT

Collie should be higher than he is right now, pocyute.. He was one the leading receivers in yards, receptions and TD's before he got hurt...

Pocatello, ID

I respectfully disagree, dhs. I'm not saying he isn't a very good receiver, but he isn't even the number 2 option on his team, and he shouldn't be given a pass because he's injured. If you're injured, your not producing. Ofcourse Smith's numbers are down, he's the only offensive weapon on a terrible team. The fact that he has the numbers that he has given that teams can double cover him constantly, he has 2 terrible QBs trying throw the ball to him is amazing. Teams don't scheme and say don't let Austin Collie beat you, they say don't let Reggie Wayne, and Pierre Garcon beat you. Teams do scheme to take Smith away. In my opinion, he is much more of a game changer than Collie.

Pocatello, ID

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see Collie doing well, but I don't think he is as good a receiver as Steve Smith.

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland High School leads the state with NFL players currently in the league and two ofthem actually have a significant impact! Ngata has always been a beast and deserves another pro bowl bid.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Based on the stats they are judging based on this year. Certainly Collie isn't to where Steve Smith has been in his career yet, but my point is Steve Smith is mostly a has been. Great career but it's pretty close to being over. Collie was playing at a pro bowl level before being injured. I hope he can get it back and stay healthy.

Pocatello, ID

Kyle, I get your point, and can see that. I'm not sure you can call Smith a has been however, he's on a terrible team. let me ask you this, who would defenses rather see lining up in the slot a Indy, Smith or Collie? Collie was doing great, but I submit that if roles were reversed, Smith would be the talk of the NFL, and Collie would be wallowing in the mire that is the Panthers.

Logan, UT

#1 Chris Cooley.....

Logan, UT

Where is Jarrett Bush?? Green Bay/Utah State??

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

What about Max Hall?

Last game he was 1-3 with an INT and was sacked twice.

Draper, UT

If you were to put Steve Smith in the Colts offense his numbers and performance would be much greater. y the same token, put Collie into the Panthers system, his performance and #'s, well, shall we say meh!

American Fork, UT

Pouha also went to Utah so shouldn't it read East High/Utah?

Surfers Paradise, AU

@ Mount Oly...Max is in the same place Alex Smith is...on the bench! But at least he's not carrying a clipboard like Brian Johnson.

Saint George, UT

@ Pavalova

Alex Smith is the 49ers starting QB. He's not on the bench.

Payson, UT

The representation from the state of Utah has consistently been getting greater in number and in importance to the NFL. No longer is it simply Steve Young and Scott Mitchell with a few O and D line players.

This is great to see the impact these players are having.

And since the article reads ´top 10 NFL Players´, it is unclear where Steve Smith would fall. If you´re looking at stats, then he shouldn´t be mentioned, but if you are talking most talented, he is mentioned as one of the top 3 or 4 receivers in the entire NFL despite his teams less than mediocre performance.

Either way, Collie definitely belongs in the top 10.

Bountiful, Utah

Um, I think we're missing Alex Smith there. 49ers anyone? They've dominated with him...

Coalville, Utah

How is Keisel not # 1? He has two Superbowl Rings, and is playing for his third sunday. He is a huge part of arguably the greatest defense in NFL history, and made the Pro Bowl this year.... Just saying.

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