The Utes have put a good number of players into the NFL in recent years. Those
numbers have been steadily increasing every year under Whittingham. This year
may not have has many as last year, but I'm sure we will still see a
handful of guys make it to the next level.I wish them all well and
hope for the best for all our former Utes.Also I think it's
only going to get better for the Utes as they upgrade their facilities, and
start getting some of that PAC12 money into the program. The recruiting classes
have consistently gotten better and better over the last few years as well with
this last class being the highest ranked class the Utes have ever had. That is
going to have a positive impact on the numbers of Utes in the NFL in the
future.It's a great time to be a Ute!
By the way, the other school that left the MWC to follow their own path
currently has 12.And soon to be 11, no doubt soon after the Redskins
draft RGIII you can bet Beck will be shown the door. Might be a good pick up
for QB coach at the Y, he has NFL experience and without the PR nightmare of a
petulant post game outburst hanging over him.
Haha well I hope you have a fantastic private make believe draft viewing party
where no Utes are drafted. I'll be watching the one on ESPN to see where
Bergstrom and Shelby, and possibly Cullen, Black and Asiata end up on Friday and
Saturday. As for putting players in the NFL, looking at recent trends is a
decent indicator. Compared to the other schools in the conference:USC: 51 alumni currently on NFL rosters (most in the nation)Cal: 30Utah: 25Oregon: 24UCLA: 21ASU: 20Ore St: 20Arizona: 16Stanford: 19CU: 13UW: 11WSU: 10By the way, the other school that left the MWC to follow their own path
currently has 12.
Broom Hock-Yeah, well most boards have at least 2 Utah players taken in
the first 7 rounds, so I could really care less about what your standards for
"sure fire" draft picks are. That's called putting players into the
NFL son. Utah fans would know: Our team does it on a yearly basis.
My points is that I don't see any "sure fire" draft picks. So much
for putting players in the NFL.
BHC, yeah, basically every team every year has those. There's also two
players that are sure fire draft picks, and a few others that have legitimate
shots at being late draft picks or to make a roster as rookie free agents. So
what's your point?
From where I'm standing, I see a handful of players that are going to be
fortunate to sign free agent contracts.
I think Lei Talamivao should be somewhere on that list..Another kid that should
be on there is Nai Fotu, those 2 kids are faster and stronger than alot of guys
on the draft boards