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Published: Thursday, May 9 2013 6:10 p.m. MDT

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West Point , UT

Looking forward to watching KVN and Cody Hoffman this upcoming season. As the article illudes to, these are both upstanding young men who have had to overcome obstacles on and off the field to get where they are. I'm also impressed with Star Lotuleilei and all he had to overcome and work for to finally get his shot. These young men are an inspiration to us all of never quitting and working through trials to achieve what we want. Good luck to Star, Ziggy, Joe Kruger, KVN, and Hoffman this season.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Just one????

Realistically, BYU will have multiple first rounders next year....MULTIPLE...

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

Mildred is the only person I know who could answer such a question? What say ye, Ms. Fillmore???

Lyman, WY

Not only possible, but very realistic.

South Jordan, UT

Just got to say it! I love being a BYU Cougar fan. I love Independence in football. I love the WCC Conference. I love that I can go to see the BYU Ballroom dancers tomorrow night before they head for Blackpool, England, and the International Competition (that they won in two categories two years ago.) I love BYUtv and that we can see broadcasts beamed to our fans around the world. I just love Women's Conference and BYU Education wk. and the many, many other fine programs hosted on BYU campus. Thank you for all the memories and look forward to many great events in the future!

Go Cougars!

Salt Lake City, UT

Let's hope that the offense can find some gas this year and make good on the great defense we will continue to see.

Frisco, TX

Not sure where he'll be picked, but I'm confident KVN will be a first rounder and have a real impact in the NFL.

But first . . . I'm looking forward to his Senior season. To watch him in the 4th quarter against SDSU was like watching Jim McMahon against SMU. He is such an impact player!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Let the dumping begin...

West Point , UT

I would even take it further than realistic to probable and more than likely. Should be an exciting year. I hope both of them can stay healthy and be rewarded for staying when they could have taken the money and run. That is also what makes star so impressive to me. He would have been a sure first rounder last year but stayed another year for Utah despite being married and having commitments in life that would have really benefited from the money.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I remember when one of the expert Utah writers to this paper predicted that KVN would never play for the Cougars. So much for that one, but keep trying guys.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

I know it is a long way to come when comes to 2014 nfl draft. Well, we got a long way to wait for 2013 ncaa football and I am off for a nice summer break. Just enjoy the summer break and hope everything will blossom on both sides of our Defense and OFFENSE!

Provo, UT

I find it hard to believe that this guy won't go in the first or second round unless he has some kind of horrible injury that scares people away. I saw what happened to star (not necessarily a bad thing) with the phantom heart issue. Kyle is probably the best defensive player to come out of byu in a long long time... He's a very dynamic player, i'm not sure how he compares size wise, but he seems big enough. Good luck to this great player!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

You guys are pretty new to this whole "having guys drafted thing" huh?

Its cute.

Some teams have several players on average drafted every draft.

Others don't.

We are the former.

You are the latter.

Somewhere in Time, UT

CHris B: You're such a great guy. If you could just get over this insecurity you have about BYU.

West Valley, Utah

Too bad Chris B's team can rarely get a player drafted that succeeds at the next level. How many super bowl winning/MVP award winning quarterbacks have come from the school up north? How many MVPs period? A few decent players here and there (Kruger/Steve Smith). I don't have a problem when a ute succeeds at the next level. I just don't like people who are too insecure to recognize when somebody is successful just because they came from a rival school.


Just think how good this past year could have been if Sorensen would have stayed at QB, instead of transferring to SUU. He was drafted by San Diego. It would have been nice to have a NFL quality QB, instead of a converted special teams player, running the offense. Doman and Mendenhall both are responsible for that failure. Go Cougs! Can't wait for this year!

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris and I agree that KVN is probably a lock for 1st round next year, especially after showing up on the cover of the PAC10 edition of top prospects from the west yesterday, in lieu of any actual notable PAC players from the Mountain time zone.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ maq

"I just don't like people who are too insecure to recognize when somebody is successful just because they came from a rival school."

"Too bad Chris B's team can rarely get a player drafted that succeeds at the next level."

Those two thoughts came from the exact same post.... Winning a Championship is not what defines a great player or what determines a successful career.

Mesa, AZ

It's utterly mind-boggling to view this outrageous fantasizing emanating from utah county. byu has 1 player drafted since 2010, when they also only had 1 player drafted, and suddenly they're a NFL player producing machine? Please. Here's the sobering reality for byu football, what has become, during this current BCS Era, a program which rarely ever beats a good team and predominately racks-up their wins against bottom-feeders such as Idaho, Idaho State, NMSU, etc.--

byu has had merely 14 players actually drafted since 2003.

Think about this for a moment. I'm literally laughing-out-loud right now. Thank you for the entertainment!

St Louis, MO

Ziggy is an early favorite for Rookie of the Year? Ummm . . I'm a BYU fan and all, and that would be cool, but shouldn't we wait until he plays a few downs before making predictions? What's the use of predicting NFL award winners in May? I guess that must be for the hard-core fan.

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