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Published: Monday, Aug. 12 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

DRAFTED players, the utes are NOT doubling up!

USU has equaled or beat utah in the last 3-4 years

Syracuse, UT

@ Ifel Of'a-sofa


Last 4 years: BYU: 2 players drafted, USU: 6 players drafted, Utah: 11 players drafted

Last 10 years: BYU: 9 players drafted, USU: 9 players drafted, Utah: 24 players drafted

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

Focus on quality and not quantity and those numbers reverse.

Just Truth
Saratoga Springs, UT

Numbers don't lie. But statistical ranges can be very biased. BYU is quadrupling in-state schools with the number of quarterbacks who made a difference in the NFL, for instance. Yes, Utah has done a good job "drafting" players into the NFL recently, but if you are good enough to play in the NFL you can make the NFL just as easily at USU or BYU (depending on position maybe even more easily).

Omaha, NE

This is really an irrelevant comparison. Any school could put more kids in the NFL than BYU. BYU's connection with the LDS Church means Sabbath Day observance, and you'll find relatively few from BYU who don't mind playing on Sunday. The comparison of who has more in the NFL is a worthless argument. No other school in the state is affiliated with any church, even though many are LDS.


Surf, how do you define "quality?"

Utes widely considered as upper echelon NFL players(8): Zane Beadles, Jordan Gross, Paul Kruger, Alex Smith, Sean Smith, Steve Smith, Paul Soliai, Eric Weddle

Cougars in upper echelon (1): Brett Keisel

Aggies in upper echelon (2): Donald Penn, Bobby Wagner

Utes expected to make active rosters: 22/30
Cougars: 8/14
Aggies: 8/11

But, please, give me your definition of "quality." I'm interested to hear it.

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