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Published: Thursday, May 9 2013 6:15 p.m. MDT

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Speed_Altitude
Centerville, UT

Let's just keep in mind what Ziggy was. He was an accident of the BYU football program. BYU didn't recruit him. He showed up on Mendenhall's doorstep, because he didn't make the basketball program, and it took him half his senior season to get in the starting rotation. Wow, unbelievable! Funny, drink some more kool-aid and tell yourselves how great the BYU football program is.

shorts
Payson, UT

RE: maq
West Valley, Utah

Utah had that great safety. That went to the Chargers.

shorts
Payson, UT

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

byu has had merely 14 players actually drafted since 2003.

Good year to pick sense in 2002 they had 5 drafted.

Sense 2000
Utah has had 27 players drafted.
BYU has had 24 players drafted.

Sense 1990
Utah has had 39 players drafted.
BYU has had 43 players drafted.

Ummmm still wondering are you as you said? " I'm literally laughing-out-loud right now."

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Speed_Altitude

Stop drinking the red koolaid.

Ziggy was no accident!

Bronco is solely responsible for giving Ziggy the opportunity to play football and it was Bronco and his staff who had the patience to teach a player who didn't even know how to don a pair of shoulder pads enough about the game to finally be able to start part way through his senior season.

The fact that Ziggy invited Bronco to accompany him to the NFL draft shows just how much Ziggy values Bronco's contribution to Ziggy's football career.

sls
Columbia, MO

Now that Ziggy was drafted number 5, more people in the NFL are going to pay attention to the BYU games on ESPN and NBC. The exposure will just snowball from there and benefit both Van Noy and Hoffman. It is certainly better than being hidden on the old MW channel or the PAC12 channel. Utah is doomed to compete for last place in the other west coast conference with that poor team coached by another BYU alum (Washington State).

Tators
Hyrum, UT

There are 2 sure things in life. The sun coming up each morning is one of them. Chris B and AZUTE1 showing up with critical and out-of-context comments on any BYU article is the other. I'm actually a little surprised Naval Vet hasn't appeared yet to make it a threesome.

Almost as assuredly as those things will be the agony felt and excuses forthcoming by such individuals after the result of the next big game coming up on September 21st. At this point, it seems to be foregone conclusion. As Chris B often says... "you can put that in writing".

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Lions first-rounder Ziggy Ansah just signed an $18.59 million deal, including $11.9 million bonus.

Proof, that the sky's the limit, even for a walk on, at BYU.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Gotta laugh at the absolute panic settling in on the kids on the hill.

In one draft, Ziggy has singled-handedly destroyed all of the hype about Utah's supposed NFL draft superiority. With Ziggy gobbling up all of the draft day buzz and KVN and Hoffman soon to follow, the momentum has clearly swung in BYU's favor.

When your Star player isn't even good enough to get U to a bowl or a single win over a conference foe with a winning record, it's obvious that you're all talk, but no walk.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

KV is good enough to be a first round draft pick, he'll drop if...

A) He has an imaginary girlfriend
B) He has an imaginary heart problem

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@maq

By your standards a successful career appears to be limited to a MVP (not certain of what) or super bowl champion qb.

A "little" too restrictive in my mind. Of the 39 Utes currently on Pro team rosters I would say Steve Smith (12 years in pros; 5 time pro bowl; 3 times all pro) Ma'ake Kemoeatu (11 years in league; on super bowl team) Jordan Gross (10 years in pros; 2 pro bowls; in '09 signed a contract making him one of highest paid offensive lineman) Wric Weddle (6 years in pros; 2 times all pro; pro bowl; and at time of last contract - highest paid safety in history)Sean Smith (4 years pro; this year signed a 3 yr $18 M contract ($12M guaranteed) are enjoying a "successful" career. (And I didn't go back 25 years to define success.) I also will give the 33 Utes who have been in the Pros less than 5 years the benefit to achieve their own successful careers.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Serious question here--

As of yesterday, UTAH has 35 players currently on a NFL roster....How many does byu have currently?

Thanks in advance for your response!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ AZUTE1

ESPN lists BYU as having 12 players currently on NFL rosters.

Ziggy Ansah, Braden Brown, John Denny, Hebron Fangupo, Romney Fuga, Uona Kaveinga, Bryan Kehl, Brett Keisel, Dallas Reynolds, Matt Reynolds, Vic So'oto, and Harvey Unga.

WON84
PLANO, TX

AZUTE1 - I'm literally laughing out loud that you're so obsessed with all things BYU. I want to stop short of scolding all Utes as Reasonable is often well, "reasonable" but, you and Naval seem to think repeated visits to BYU comment boards are going to close old wounds. That my friend is funny.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

WON84
PLANO, TX
AZUTE1 - I'm literally laughing out loud that you're so obsessed with all things BYU. I want to stop short of scolding all Utes as Reasonable is often well, "reasonable" but, you and Naval seem to think repeated visits to BYU comment boards are going to close old wounds. That my friend is funny.

Yet, you don't have a single word in reference to this article. "Obsessed" with UTAH and the UTAH-Fanbase was dpot-on of you. Great work!!

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

"spot-on"

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