Breaking down the fall camp status of Utah's NFL players

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    Aug. 12, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    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.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Aug. 12, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    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.

  • Just Truth Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    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).

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Aug. 12, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Focus on quality and not quantity and those numbers reverse.

  • UtesBy5 Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    @ 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

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Aug. 12, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    DRAFTED players, the utes are NOT doubling up!

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