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BYU's Sione Takitaki (No. 16) and teammates celebrate a play on Saturday.

SALT LAKE CITY — While two players with local ties appear locks to be taken in this weekend's NFL draft, any number of a handful of other Utah ties could see their name slide across the ticker.

Utah State tight end Dax Raymond and Utah safety Marquise Blair are the most likely Utah ties to be taken in the draft, which starts Thursday in Nashville and runs through Saturday. Who else could join them?

Here's what seven NFL experts predict for local prospects in their latest seven-round 2019 NFL mock drafts.

Steve Griffin
University of Utah linebacker Cody Barton works out runs a drill in front of NFL scouts during the University of Utah Pro Day at the Spence Eccles Field House in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Chad Reuter, NFL.com

  • Round 4, No. 120 overall: Utah (Brighton High) LB Cody Barton, to Minnesota Vikings
  • Round 4, No. 128: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Dallas Cowboys
  • Round 4, No. 132: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Round 5, No. 142: USC (Salem Hills High) Edge Porter Gustin, to New York Giants
  • Round 5, No. 166: Utah P Mitch Wishnowsky, to Los Angeles Chargers
  • Round 5, No. 169: Idaho (Judge Memorial High) LB Kaden Elliss, to Seattle Seahawks
  • Round 6, No. 206: BYU LB Sione Takitaki, to Washington Redskins
  • Round 7, No. 248: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Arizona Cardinals

Dane Brugler, The Athletic

  • Round 5, No. 164: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Indianapolis Colts
  • Round 6, No. 174: Southern Utah OT/G Marquez Tucker, to Arizona Cardinals
  • Round 6, No. 192: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Round 6, No. 203: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Los Angeles Rams
  • Round 6, No. 206: Utah (Brighton High) LB Cody Barton, to Washington Redskins
  • Round 7, No. 228: Utah P Mitch Wishnowsky, to Buffalo Bills
  • Round 7, No. 229: Idaho (Judge Memorial High) LB Kaden Elliss, to Detroit Lions
Steve Conner
Utah State tight end Dax Raymond (87) reaches up to catch the ball as Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) makes a tackle attempt in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 33-24. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

R.J. White, CBS Sports

  • Round 4, No. 128: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Dallas Cowboys
  • Round 5, No. 151: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Miami Dolphins
  • Round 6, No. 198: USC (Salem Hills High) Edge Porter Gustin, to Philadelphia Eagles
  • Round 6, No. 204: Utah (Lone Peak High) LB Chase Hansen, to Detroit Lions
  • Round 7, No. 249: BYU LB Sione Takitaki, to Arizona Cardinals
  • Round 7, No. 252: Utah P Mitch Wishnowsky, to San Francisco 49ers
  • Round 7, No. 254: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Arizona Cardinals

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

  • Round 4, No. 103: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Arizona Cardinals
  • Round 4, No. 111: BYU LB Sione Takitaki, to Detroit Lions
  • Round 4, No. 123: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Baltimore Ravens
  • Round 5, No. 159: Idaho (Judge Memorial High) LB Kaden Elliss, to Seattle Seahawks
  • Round 7, No. 248: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Arizona Cardinals
Jeffrey D. Allred
Utah Utes defensive back Marquise Blair (13) celebrates his touchdown against the USC Trojans in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

Luke Easterling, Draft Wire

  • Round 3, No. 99: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Los Angeles Rams
  • Round 5, No. 152: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Atlanta Falcons
  • Round 6, No. 174: BYU LB Sione Takitaki, to Arizona Cardinals
  • Round 6, No. 209: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Minnesota Vikings
  • Round 7, No. 226: USC (Salem Hills High) Edge Porter Gustin, to Green Bay Packers
  • Round 7, No. 235: Stanford (Pleasant Grove High) OG Brandon Fanaika, to Oakland Raiders
Jeffrey D. Allred
Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi (90) sacks Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate (14) against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

DJ Boyer, Draft Site

  • Round 5, No. 145: BYU (Timpview High) DE Corbin Kaufusi, to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Round 5, No. 171: Utah S Marquise Blair, to New York Giants
  • Round 7, No. 237: Hawaii (Cedar High) WR John Ursua, to Denver Broncos
  • Round 7, No. 238: USC (Salem Hills High) Edge Porter Gustin, to Chicago Bears
  • Round 7, No. 243: Utah (Brighton High) OT Jackson Barton, to New England Patriots
  • Round 7, No. 248: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Arizona Cardinals
  • Round 7, No. 253: Weber State (Stansbury High) OG Iosua Opeta, to Washington Redskins
  • Round 7, No. 254: Utah (Lone Peak High) LB Chase Hansen, to Arizona Cardinals

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  • Round 4, No. 124: Utah S Marquise Blair, to Seattle Seahawks
  • Round 4, No. 127: BYU (Timpview High) DE Corbin Kaufusi, to Philadelphia Eagles
  • Round 5, No. 152: Utah (Lone Peak High) LB Chase Hansen, to Atlanta Falcons
  • Round 5, No. 159: Utah State RB Darwin Thompson, to Seattle Seahawks
  • Round 5, No. 171: Utah (Brighton High) LB Cody Barton, to New York Giants
  • Round 6, No. 206: USC (Salem Hills High) Edge Porter Gustin, to Washington Redskins
  • Round 6, No. 210: Utah State (Timpview High) TE Dax Raymond, to Cincinnati Bengals
  • Round 7, No. 235: BYU LB Sione Takitaki, to Oakland Raiders
  • Round 7, No. 238: Utah (Orem High) K Matt Gay, to Chicago Bears