Um can you say Unga, that is my point.
@naked truth"...but Siliga? What was he thinking?"Maybe the same thing Jadon Wagner was thinking when leaving early for the CFL.
Both may have been thinking it was the right thing for them to do.
And we also never really know what kind of advice the athletes are getting.
Are you kidding me Hedge? Reporting on what hopes to be versus what actually
is? That's what half your posts are and were all last football season with
"National Championship" and "mark it down" rants.Reynolds is projected to go in the first round, number 31 to New England
according to SI.com and is in the top 40 prospects for the draft. Find any Utah
players there? Not even close.
Yes, Big Hapa, as you keep mentioning Heap is rumored to be engaged. So what? A
ton of guys are married on the team. Your point is?
Are you kidding me, how is Heaps personal plans not applicable to the teams
future season ?
Ummmmm, I think it will be Matt and not daddy Lance who we will watch play this
Meant to say experience along the offensive line will be huge
Who cares is someone declares for the draft and is not drafted... they would
have a head start applying to Chevron and Maverick.
Keep those Reynolds boys coming!
@Society's Meniacal Menace You do realize lady that your dealing with D
News writers and not Matt Reynolds himself... The feeder headline was dumb but
Matt had nothing to do with it. Don't worry about him ...he's going to have a
great senior year at BYU and big deal your boy Brandon went in the 5th round.
In other words he basically threw the rest of his eligibility at Utah away.
Sept 10th is going to reach out and just smack you utey's in the face. Just you
wait and see. And there's going to be a lot more Southern California BYU fans
in those 92,516 seats at the Collosium who'll be just as disappointed than there
will be bonefied true dyed in the wool actual utey fans. You don't have that
many out there living and breathing... and who are not on supplimental oxygen.
When is the NFL draft and how many Cougars will be drafted?
But BYU has the best recruiting in the nation, how can they not produce more NFL
@hedgie"Talk about putting the cart before the horse."I think you're misusing that phrase. But oh well, beggers
can't be choosers. However, I think you shouldn't throw the baby out with the
bath water. Reynolds is a solid first round pick. I mean, come on, is The Bear a
With Heaps being under center this year more than in the past,and BYU going with
more play action and double end sets, expericence at the center position is
huge. Good luck to Matt this year and in the future.
The odds being what they are in college football that a serious knee or other
injury can quickly short-circuit a high draft position and a multi-million
dollar contract, I would come out at the earliest possible opportunity. I hope
he stays healthy.
naked truth: i didn't mean to throw stones at all. there's a variety of
reasons an athlete would go or stay but the main reason these kids leave early
for the draft is money. a lot of them see it as a way to provide for their
families so they're willing to forgo their senior year of school to take a shot.
i agree with you though, i think both burton and siliga should have stayed but
that's their choice.bluto: heaps is yet to be seen. remember, we
at the U were way high on wynn coming off of his freshman season only to be
disappointed with him as he went through a bit of a sophomore slump.as for reynolds draft stock, i agree with someone earlier who said he could go
as high as top ten. i believe he could do it but i also believe he could just
as easily fall down the boards. da'quan bowers was the #1 overall pick at the
end of the season, but injuries ultimately pushed him back to mid-second round.
Re: butters,You're right, it does come down to what's right for the
athlete. My comments were more directed towards the Ute fans pounding their
chests over having two late round draft picks over BYU's zero. I know no one
thought Burton would fall that far and I don't really blame him for leaving
school early but Siliga? What was he thinking?
@hedgehogAnd how many Pre-Season All-Americans or projected First
Round Draft Choices does Utah have this coming year???Wynn...Kruger.....?Pre-Season hype worked out for the Jimmer and
before Heaps is finished, you will have to suffer through, yet even one more BYU
All-American QB.We'll see how often a Utah player creates a Buzz in
any sport when they transition to the PAC. Me thinks......Never...
i remember right after the season mel kiper of espn had reynolds as his number 2
or 3 rated tackle coming into the draft, should he decide to leave school early.
even after reynolds decided to stay i still remember seeing him in the top 5
tackles of the 2012 class, but like mount olympus said he's not in the first
round of the cbs mock draft nor is he in the first round of todd mcshay's latest
2012 mock draft on espn.i pull for the guy though. he's an example
of someone who puts in the time and deserves to succeed.naked truth:
i guess austin collie didn't think much of byu's storied legacy and tradition
when he left early to be drafted in the 4th round. at the end of the day it's
all about what's best for the athlete.
BYU has been pumping QBs for 30 years now. It's time for the Cougs to get some
of the "beef" that protects those QBs in the NFL. I think
Reynolds will be drafted as early as top 10 next year as he protects one of the
best QBs in college football.
@ Mt OlympusGrasping at straws to disrespect anything BYU related...Gee;
that never happens in these comments. Show some originality. CBS Sports is a BCS
biased publication. Reynolds is picked to go in the middle first round in some
polls. MSN's FOX Sports Mock Draft by Peter Schrager has him going #14 to the
Chiefs. I don't put much stock in pre-season projections(Utah players last week
are a good example of what can happen during the season), but since you brought
it up. We will see how he is projected in December. My guess is that he will be
the first player from Utah drafted next Spring unless he gets injured, in which
case he will still likely get drafted and put on IR. He is too good to pass
up.Good luck to him.
Re: Mount Olympus,There are a couple guys at CBS Sports that put
together mock drafts. Pete Prisco, who released his on May 1st, has Reynolds
going #15 in the first round next year. I think you must've seen Chad Reuters
mock draft, released yesterday, that does not have Reynolds going in the first
Lance, I am excited to be able to finally WATCH you play each game this year.
(But you SOUNDED great last year). Stay healthy and work hard!
Reynolds was most likely a first or second rounder in last week's draft had he
declared. "Ultimately, it came down to staying at BYU and being a part of
the legacy here and having another year with my team." Doesn't that say it
all? Apparently Utah just doesn't have that legacy since they have players that
would rather forego their eligibility to be drafted in the 5th round (Burton) or
to not be drafted at all (Siliga)!
How about "Reynolds reflects on his decision to forego NFL draft?"
Can I have a job at your newspaper now?
This is a weird headline, c'mon reporters. Change "decides" to
"decision". Did you really think he just barely decided? Who's writing
I am happy he decided to play and protect Heaps blindside. If there is one
thing I have noticed with Lance, it is that he needs to develop greater
quickness off the line with fast defensive ends that want to loop outside and
either continue or spin back inside to get to the QB. Otherwise, he excels in
strength against strength.
This article is incorrect or not up to date. CBS Sports mock draft for 2012
doesn't even have Reynolds in the first round, let alone the 15th overall
pick.Since they won't let me post a link, just google: cbssports mock
draft 2012You will find Reynolds is not mentioned in the first
Thanks Lance, the Cougars will need you next year. The trolls from Ann Arbor to
Bountiful are writhing in pain.
Probably a good decision considering the draft happened last week. I think he'd
be waiting a long time to hear his name called, like until next year :)
This is a big year for him. Last year he got injured about every game. He
needs to prove that he can be healthy. If it is like last year, he may not even
be considered until passed the 3rd round.
Talk about putting the cart before the horse. I also hear the Heaps decided not
to enter the draft this year because he didn't want to play for the Carolina
Pathers.Funny how Dnews always ends up reporting on what they hope
will be instead actually is.
Great breaking news Jeff. When is the draft this year?
If he wants to be drafted as high as those early projections he needs to stay
healthy (a luck thing), get fitter and stronger (a training thing), and work on
his "NFL" technique (a skill thing). BYU linemen have not
done so well the last few drafts due to a combination of being too heavy/too
slow and poorly trained in the NFL 'style' (There are now more Offensive linemen
from Weber State in the NFL than BYU). I know Matt and his Dad have
watched those results, hopefully Matt can do the things he needs to do break
Lance, I can't wait to see you in Texas 3 times this year! Good luck and
Godspeed on the recovery.
Isn't this article about three months late?
He will be a huge asset to this team throughout the season up coming, he made
the right decision! The extra year will benefit him more than he has any idea.
He chose to forgo the draft a week after the draft? Wow.
I find myself watching Matt dominate Defensive linmen all game and miss what
happend on the plays. Complete stud.