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Published: Saturday, April 27 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone know how many times Utah has had the most nfl draft picks of all utah schools in recent years, say in the last 10 years?

10?
9 maybe?

Our dominance continues on the field and in the draft

Proud of you joe!

You deserve this.

Go PAC 12! Go utes!

canadiancougar624
Raymond, 00

@Chris B

No one knows except for you I'm sure. But really who cares if you can't make a bowl game. And BTW you didn't have the most this year. You tied with USU.

Roger Jolly
Maricopa, AZ

Good for Joe, he'll be a great addition to Philly. He actually might be a steal, we'll see.

@Chris B

Good job, I for one get a kick out of your comments. The "mid-major" fans get all hysterical over every word you say. I for one get the joke. Keep up the good work, some people just can't laugh about the rivalry. And even if you're a faux-Ute fan, thanks for the chuckles.

@Canadiancouger624

Thanks for pointing that out, your insecurity is showing. So it seems both UTAH and Utah State put out more NFL talent than the legacy, national brand wannabe Notre Dame school. That's funny. Play in a real conference just like UTAH and TCU. Then we'll see how your team does. Oh, that's right, nobody wants your team except for the Mountain West Conference. Sad.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Congrats to Joe Kruger. Shall we compare bowl records Canadian Cougar? Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Canadian,

You are right. We tied with Utah state.

And we both had more than byU!

Again.

Lol.

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

Yet another Ute advances to the League. Congrats Joe!

canadiancougar624
Raymond, 00

@ChrisB

A tie with little brother USU is a loss in my opinion. I'd rather have U lose than I win.

BTW, congrats to Joe, I've known him for a few years and no one deserves this opportunity more than him.

UC Baller
Salt Lake City, UT

Re Canadian Cougar

I am a BYU fan, and even I don't understand your comment. Trying to poke fun of a team that had more draft picks than us, and trying to relate it to a bowl game? Dumb. We lose when it comes to NFL picks.

I live by and know Joe. nice job big man, hope it works out. Congrats.

We can say all we want about BYU vs Utah people. And there are no points for lip service. I don't care who plays what opponent tougher, or who is in a tougher league. You people act like there is no head to head game. Plain and simple, it is settled onthe field. Utah beat us last year so they were better. Duh.

This year I take my Cougs at home. But until they play,,everyone put a sock in it!

ekute
Layton, UT

"I'd rather have U lose than I win." ?

Canadian cougar ?

Is that you Max ?

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Chris B.

Rutgers just had 7 players drafted.
That's equal to Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan, COMBINED!

Nobody would ever elevate Rutgers over those teams in terms of Legacy and Brand and likewise, nobody will ever elevate Utah football above BYU's Generational Tradition and Legacy.

These things are cyclical and Utah is just now beginning to settle in to their new home on Wannabee Lane.

Even with all of your "False Bravado" Chrissy, it is still BYU and Ziggy, who were the story of the NFL draft and who lived and are living in the National limelight.
Utah Who?

Ziggy and BYU has had more National Publcity in the last 2 months than Utah has had in the last 5 years.....Combined!
Look it up.

Ute fans, still desperately trying to escape BYU's shadow, while riding others Coat-Tails.
Let's see if your Utes can post a winning season in football or basketball in the next 5 years, OK?

BYU has Tradition, Legacy, Brand, Exposure and Hardware, which Utah will never replicate.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

Star's over rated.

In this year’s draft, more than twice as many 2-stars (47) were drafted than 5-stars (19). So much for stars being an indicator of college football success.

I see that christy is still trying to salve the bitter disappointment of watching her team spend the holidays at home on the couch.

UtesBy5
Syracuse, UT

Congratulations Joe! The Eagles selected a very talented DE that should be in the league for a long time.

Hopefully Dave can stick with the Browns and we will have three Krugers in the NFL!

Reading the posts from Bluto, redfeather and Chris B take away from this article. The continued hatred between the minority of the Utah and BYU fans has become ridiculous.

@redfeather: are you aware of the ratio of 5-star vs 2-star athletes? Of course there are more three and two star athletes drafted! FYI, Star was not overrated and he wasn't a five star athlete.

@Bluto: "Ziggy and BYU has had more National Publcity in the last 2 months than Utah has had in the last 5 years.....Combined! Look it up."

Seriously? There were some great stories about Ziggy over the past two months. Ziggy is a stud and I hope he does well in the NFL. During the past two months we have also heard many stories about Star and his heart condition. Star had been ranked as a top five draft prospect so he has been a national topic. Last five years: move to PAC12, undefeated season with #2 ranking, Alex....

UtesBy5
Syracuse, UT

@Bluto: "Ute fans, still desperately trying to escape BYU's shadow, while riding others Coat-Tails. Let's see if your Utes can post a winning season in football or basketball in the next 5 years, OK?

BYU has Tradition, Legacy, Brand, Exposure and Hardware, which Utah will never replicate."

Sorry BYU was left behind, it wasn't Utah's fault that the PAC12 didn't select them over Colorado. I wish both schools had been invited to keep the rivalry going.

To respond to your emotional post, I'd like to point out the following:

1- Since you brought up basketball, Utah has a stronger tradition, legacy, brand, exposure and hardware. National Championship, four Final Fours, rated 20th best program over the last 50 years by ESPN (BYU was #36), 35 NCAA Tournament wins (BYU has 15)

2- This century Utah has had the #1 pick in the NBA draft as well as the NFL draft

3- Utah football has two undefeated seasons and two top-5 final rankings this century. BYU had one undefeated season and two top-5 rankings last century and none this century

4- BYU's glory years were from the 1970s through the 1990s

5- Utah belongs to the PAC12

Shadow?

canadiancougar624
Raymond, 00

@ekute

dang you caught me, now I need to change my username

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ redfeather

Why don't you compare the percentage of 2 stars drafted to the percentage of 5 star players who were drafted... I think that might change your argument a little bit.

@ Bluto

"Ziggy and BYU has had more National Publcity in the last 2 months than Utah has had in the last 5 years.....Combined!
Look it up."

All I have to say about this is... L-O-L!

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

@ Chris B, Roger Jolly, and Canadian,

When are you guys going to grow up and be mature adults? Give us all a break, please!!! That "My dad is better than your dad" kind of stuff is childish coming from grownups who should know better. Why can't you just congratulate each other on their achievements without resorting to name calling and touting that "I'm better than you" crap? I salute the Kruger boys and all the others from Utah schools who were drafted and congratulates them on their successes. May they all be wildly successful in their respective careers!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@utesby5

If you are truly outraged then why do you continue to do the exact same thing?

ekute
Layton, UT

"I salute the Kruger boys and all the others from Utah schools who were drafted and congratulates them on their successes. May they all be wildly successful in their respective careers!"

I'm with you on that Bigsamoan.

But I think the back and forth is just part of the fun of being a sports fan.
Sometimes we get a little to "frantic and emotional".
That's when we tilt our heads back and "LOL".

Go Utes.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@christina

According to reports BYU has 5 players that were either drafted or signed free agent contracts plus 1 more that has an invitation to attend camp. utah had onyl 3 players drafted or that signed as free agents. That means BYU had twice as many players as utah did that got NFL teams to take them in some form this year.

Can you explain this discrepancy to us?

ekute
Layton, UT

No doubt, the only way to explain it is that "byu is twice as good as Utah".

Go Utes.

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