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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 7:50 p.m. MDT

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EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

I'd like to see what Mike Maock of the NFL Network says about Ziggy. I have no confidence in McShay or Kiper.

Danish American
Payson, UT

None of those guys know anything. We need to know what ChrisB, Mildred, and other Ute Trolls have to say-then we will know for sure.

Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

How high Ziggy is drafted will depend on whether the team that drafts him is looking for instant help or for someone who could develop into an elite player in 2 or 3 years.

sls
Columbia, MO

Andy Reid would take Ansah with the first pick, but he doesn't want to be accused of favoritism towards his alma mater when he has just taken a new job in KC. Ansah is awesome.

kugrlover
Provo, UT

EdGrady

I watched pretty much the entire weekend of combine coverage paying particular attention to the day Ziggy was tested. I don't have exact quotes for you, but Mayock had Ziggy as his #3 rated DE at the time of the combine.

Toward the end of the DL day, on-set, Mayock said he did not consider ANY of the DEs would go Top 10, not even the two guys he ranks ahead of Ziggy. But he did say, on record, he firmly believes Ziggy will be a 1st rounder. FWIW.

haunyocker
Springville, UT

Sometime is seems like these "raters" build a guy up to unreasonable heights just to say I told you so when he doesn't reach those astronomical levels. Yet the athlete is still an excellent possibility. No matter what I'm cheering for Ziggy like just about everybody I know. When he does start playing in the NFL, I'll be cheering for him there too.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

If Ziggy is already getting rave reviews, does it really benefit him to participate in the pro day? I know he could certainly help raise his stock, but a poor showing could also lower his stock considerably.

Just throwing the question out there.

UteMiguel
Go Utes, CA

Ziggy is an amazing athlete and seems like a great kid. I'm sure he'll be successful.
Two comments: 1. why did it take soooooo long for Bronco to use this guy's skills?
2. Why is Harmon making a big deal of how fast Ziggy can run 100 or 200 meters? There is a reason football players are measured on their 40 time.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

He cannot be that good. How many stars did he have coming out of HS.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Still hoping for Ziggy to Green Bay.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Ziggy just has that everything 'it factor' doesn't he? From his freakish physical talent, to his name and hair, Ziggy is all around cool and fresh right now. He is a bit of a project, but don't we just all expect him tho shine and thrive in the NFL.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

UteMiguel
Go Utes, CA

Two comments: 1. why did it take soooooo long for Bronco to use this guy's skills?
2. Why is Harmon making a big deal of how fast Ziggy can run 100 or 200 meters?

1. Because if you draw a straight line from where he started 3 years ago to where he is now, the intersection of that line with D-1 full-time starter status is pretty much with where he took over that position. Remember that he got a lot of starting time before that in passing situations and he had a pretty good guy ahead of him in the depth chart. But I suspect your interest is more in trying to embarrass Bronco than pleading for Ziggy

2. Because there are all the things that scouts and teams check, like 40 and shuttle and verticle, and there are intangibles that make a difference, like 100 and 200 and the fact that he doesn't cross the field to run his mouth off at an opponent.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Eddie:

"He cannot be that good. How many stars did he have coming out of HS."

He didn't play high school football. Don't be so frantic and emotional.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Y dad/Y grad

"and he had a pretty good guy ahead of him in the depth chart."

Doesn't matter. Ziggy was still clearly the best football player on BYU's entire team, even though he is still a little unpolished. Between Ziggy and Riley, Bronco is proving that he is either a poor evaluator of talent, or that he sets his depth chart based on who he likes instead of a player's ability.

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