Red roundup: rates Ute prospects

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  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2012 10:38 p.m.

    The Utes have put a good number of players into the NFL in recent years. Those numbers have been steadily increasing every year under Whittingham. This year may not have has many as last year, but I'm sure we will still see a handful of guys make it to the next level.

    I wish them all well and hope for the best for all our former Utes.

    Also I think it's only going to get better for the Utes as they upgrade their facilities, and start getting some of that PAC12 money into the program. The recruiting classes have consistently gotten better and better over the last few years as well with this last class being the highest ranked class the Utes have ever had. That is going to have a positive impact on the numbers of Utes in the NFL in the future.

    It's a great time to be a Ute!

  • Proud Ute ,
    April 25, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    By the way, the other school that left the MWC to follow their own path currently has 12.

    And soon to be 11, no doubt soon after the Redskins draft RGIII you can bet Beck will be shown the door. Might be a good pick up for QB coach at the Y, he has NFL experience and without the PR nightmare of a petulant post game outburst hanging over him.

    April 25, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    Haha well I hope you have a fantastic private make believe draft viewing party where no Utes are drafted. I'll be watching the one on ESPN to see where Bergstrom and Shelby, and possibly Cullen, Black and Asiata end up on Friday and Saturday. As for putting players in the NFL, looking at recent trends is a decent indicator. Compared to the other schools in the conference:

    USC: 51 alumni currently on NFL rosters (most in the nation)
    Cal: 30
    Utah: 25
    Oregon: 24
    UCLA: 21
    ASU: 20
    Ore St: 20
    Arizona: 16
    Stanford: 19
    CU: 13
    UW: 11
    WSU: 10

    By the way, the other school that left the MWC to follow their own path currently has 12.

    April 25, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    Broom Hock-
    Yeah, well most boards have at least 2 Utah players taken in the first 7 rounds, so I could really care less about what your standards for "sure fire" draft picks are. That's called putting players into the NFL son. Utah fans would know: Our team does it on a yearly basis.

  • Broom Hockey Champ Alpine, UT
    April 25, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    My points is that I don't see any "sure fire" draft picks. So much for putting players in the NFL.

    April 24, 2012 11:57 p.m.

    BHC, yeah, basically every team every year has those. There's also two players that are sure fire draft picks, and a few others that have legitimate shots at being late draft picks or to make a roster as rookie free agents. So what's your point?

  • Broom Hockey Champ Alpine, UT
    April 24, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    From where I'm standing, I see a handful of players that are going to be fortunate to sign free agent contracts.

  • ute4eva rialto, CA
    April 24, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    I think Lei Talamivao should be somewhere on that list..Another kid that should be on there is Nai Fotu, those 2 kids are faster and stronger than alot of guys on the draft boards