This is somewhat tangential to the story, but this shows how unknown the top of
the draft will be this year and I'm so excited! Usually by this time we
know the top 4-5 picks already..
I'm a Ziggy fan, but I have to say that a number of the scouts were
disappointed to see how quickly he tired in his workouts. I'm hoping they
recognize that he's been focusing on school and hasn't been training
24/7 like a lot of other NFL hopefuls; furthermore, I hope they, instead of
holding that against him re: work ethic, consider his potential is even greater
than they may originally have imagined since he did so well without the extra
Ziggy's story of individual development is inspiring. Fortunately a person
of his spiritual and physical strength will not be stopped by the occasional
Ziggy is a great story. Can't wait to see him and Star in the NFL.
wwookie,Actually Kiper did. Look on ESPN and find his latest mock
draft. It's there.
Who can predict the draft accurately? Nobody really. Just a lot of speculation
for the most part. Where ever he lands in the draft it will be fun to watch and
the waiting will be exciting. Best luck to him. I really admire his
belief in himself and his natural confidence to be willing to come to a strange
country and his determination to play a sport that's brand new to him after
the sport he initially wanted to play (Bball) turned him away. There had to be a
ton of discouragement at times yet he pushed through it and took advantage of
the opportunities that came his way. Remarkable young man.
@wwookieYes Kiper mocked Ziggy at #2 overall, you probably ought to
do a little research before making pronouncements.That said I
don't know that he'll go that high but it is pretty cool he is being
Deosn't matter to me how high he would be drafted. What matters most who
will be patient in understanding of his abilities like he may not do well at
practice but will do great during live games. Inmagine Mike Dickta would go nuts
if Ziggy doesn't get it during practice session.Go Ziggy and
have fun wherever you go, do I hear 49ers (he won't be avaiable that far
Actually wwookie in Kiper's latest mock draft Ziggy is projected at number
two. Dick just didn't referance that very well.
I am excited to see where Ziggy goes in the first round of the NFL draft. He
has so much untapped potential that he may go in the top 10. The scouts
don't want to miss out on a future star and Ziggy certainly has the
potential to be a star in the NFL.
I can't wait to see Ziggy get drafted. His is one of the best stories to
come out of football in the state of Utah for years.Good luck!
Chewbacca......Ziggy would have probably loved to stay one more year. The only
problem was........he already will have graduated. Sure, he could have stayed
for one more year as some sort of "grad student" or what have you, but
his draft stock is high right now. Strike while the iron is hot.
Best article I have read in a long time; not because of the content, all though
I do like Harmon's columns. But I enjoyed this because there was no
sophomoric BYU OR Utah bashing. How refreshing.
Correction-Detroit has the #5, stinkin' keyboard has a mind of its own
Dick is dick. In no way whatsoever did kiper project ziggy as no. 2. Very
misleading headline.If he would have stayed one more year in
college, he might have been. Hoping he goes top five. Given his physical size
and abilities and his quick success in college, he is well worth the bet on him
as a top ten pick.
A man I hugely respect, Rev SJ Bobkins of the Church of BYU Football, has never
waivered from his prediction that Ziggy will go no higher than #6 Detroit nor
lower than #10 Tennessee. Guts are a vey rare quantity for GM's , who is
going to welcome the heat drafting Ziggy higher than #6 would set off from his
fans, because of his "unknown and untested" status?
That would be quite an achievement for the young man.Best wishes, just
hope he ends up on a team that makes him better.
I'm not sure at #2 but the kid has huge upside and would be a great pick
for any team. Barring injury Ziggy (and Star for that matter) should have great
I would see Ziggy go somewhere where he can get solid playing time than get a
high draft pick. We do not need a FreeZiggy campaign. But, while I am at it