Utah and the NFL draft: Everything you need to know about the 2018 edition

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  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    April 28, 2018 10:25 p.m.

    Whoami

    0% winning division and conference titles is still 0%, regardless of how you spin it.

  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    April 28, 2018 5:23 p.m.

    Who am I Sir,
    Great answer to my question. My congratulations to Kylie Fitts for getting picked by da Bears in the black and blue division! I think that not only will he make the team but if he stays healthy he will have a long and distinguished career!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2018 10:16 p.m.

    @Michigan 68

    "How does it feel that even Colorado the school with 5 percent less draft picks has won a South division title and played spoiler a few times?
    Ouch!!!! That has got to hurt!"

    You had better believe it hurts! At least twice they have kept Utah out of a bowl or out of the championship of the Southern Division. And it has been on the last game of the year (until this year!) But that's is what makes a rivalry! Every year our most important games of the year are the 9 PAC-12 opponents. (It's PAC-12 record that determines which bowl we will go to.) And the fact they have beaten us in critical games makes Utah fans want that much more to beat them!

    This years game is in Boulder! Believe me, Utah will be there!

  • Thidder MAPLETON, UT
    April 27, 2018 7:44 p.m.

    Very thoughtful of the writer to include USU'S draft hopefuls. Goes to show that the Deseret News does not simply write about the Utes and that school down south. Great job!

  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    April 27, 2018 4:52 p.m.

    Who am I and John,
    How does it feel that even Colorado the school with 5 percent less draft picks has won a South division title and played spoiler a few times?
    Ouch!!!! That has got to hurt!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2018 11:17 a.m.

    @Ufan

    "Unfortunately, that hasn't translated into any division or conference championships."

    In case you didn't notice two of the four, USC and UCLA, are in the Southern Division along with Utah. So using your logic that Utah should win because there are only 4 teams with a better percentage of draft picks Utah should not be expected to win. I hope you will watch the Utes closely these next two year!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2018 10:09 a.m.

    "Unfortunately, that hasn't translated into any division or conference championships."

    coogfan:

    It's nice that you are keeping track for us. Is that because BYU-P no longer has ANY opportunity for a division or conference championship? Or is it because there still a bit of envy that Utah won a conference football championship after BYU-P last did it?

    Ouch.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2018 9:00 a.m.

    Who am I sir?

    "For the past 5 years only 4 PAC-12 teams have had a higher percentage of draft picks. UCLA, Stanford. USC, and Oregon."

    Unfortunately, that hasn't translated into any division or conference championships.

    Nobody is doing less with more.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 26, 2018 10:43 p.m.

    For the past 5 years only 4 PAC-12 teams have had a higher percentage of draft picks. UCLA, Stanford. USC, and Oregon. That is very fast company! See all schools below)

    *** PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL PAC-12 DRAFT PICKS (2013-2017)

    (Percentages are rounded)

    UCLA: 15
    Stanford: 13
    USC: 13
    Oregon: 10
    Utah: 9
    Cal: 8
    Washington: 8
    Oregon State: 7
    Arizona State: 6
    Colorado: 4
    Washington State: 4
    Arizona: 3

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 26, 2018 9:28 p.m.

    Anxious to see if 2018 continues to see multiple Utes drafted. Some 20 from 2011 thru 2017. And Dave Bartoo of CFBMatrix graded universities on "What is your number of draftees compared to your recruiting ranking ratio." The "Top three this Century (were determined to be) #Badgers#Utes #Hawkeyes. That's right, just like the end of last century the Utes were one of the top 3 universities for the first 18 years of this century im development of lower ranking recruits to become NFL draftees!