Utah Utes expecting the NFL to come calling, again

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    May 2, 2018 2:06 p.m.

    Hey, Simplicity, how'd those 3 draft picks work out for you?

    Mad? Hey, remember this?...."Don't start nothin', won't be nothin".

    Oops.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    April 30, 2018 8:13 a.m.

    “Why on earth would anyone want to play for such incompetent coaches?”

    You mean the ones who’ve single handily developed 3 star recruits into 4/5 stars @ an insane rate on avg over the years?

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    bluto, check back in w/us w/both schools’ #s on opening day rosters, once they’re finalized....The vast disparity between programs will be stunningly palpable.

    Go Utes!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    April 29, 2018 9:07 a.m.

    @ SIMPLICITY - Denver, CO

    you said:
    "There will be 4 draft picks from the Utes".

    No, wrong again Mr.False Bravado, there was only one Ute drafted and he came a full 111 picks after BYU's only pick.

    Both teams had players sign free agent contracts, as is always the case, even with BYU.

    The 2016 draft produced 3 BYU players who made NFL rosters.

    Looks like Ute fans need a new bragging point.

  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    April 28, 2018 1:39 p.m.

    Wow,
    Almost 5 full rounds done and still no Utes getting the call! Maybe all teams in the NFL have lost Utah's phone number?

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    April 28, 2018 9:30 a.m.

    Still waiting for a Utah player to be drafted.

  • top of the world ,
    April 26, 2018 8:16 p.m.

    What am I missing? I just checked Athlon's early rankings for the coming season. They, indeed, mention the loss of players from last year, positions that will be difficult to fill. These guys have worked hard and now they have a chance at the NFL, as this article points out. As cjd mentions in his/her usual slam at the Y, the U does put a goodly number of players in the NFL. Chase could have been another for the big time but he opted to return. The prognosticators mentioned that Carrington would be a big loss but failed to mention Covey. I don't think there will be a let down at receiver.

    The Athlon predictions are not kind to the PAC. None in the top ten. Washington is ranked the highest. The ranking that I feel is way off the mark is Utah at #30. No way. This DN article presents a good review of who the U loses. But there are plenty of guys to fill the holes and the position of qb (if folks stay healthy, a big if for your starter) looks very good. I have the U winning the South Division. They have a great home schedule. A full season under their belt with the new offense. Running backs returning. Go Utes.

    And, sorry, but I must end with, Go Cougs!

  • tlilj Yakima, WA
    April 26, 2018 7:01 a.m.

    What's even more amazing is, with all of that NFL talent, they are a mediocre team in the worst p5 conference. Talent should equal success, but it doesn't. Why on earth would anyone want to play for such incompetent coaches?

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    April 24, 2018 9:00 p.m.

    It really is amazing how te Utes consitantly put players in the NFL year after year. Why on earth woulkd anyone want to go play for a mid-major? Go Utes!

  • SIMPLICITY Denver, CO
    April 24, 2018 7:52 p.m.

    There will be 4 draft picks from the Utes.