Pretty surprised that Tony B was the only Ute taken in the NFL Draft. When I saw him go at the end of round 3, I figured there would be at least one other Ute that would be taken in the final four rounds.
And yet Utah State had three players drafted, including BOTH of their running backs?
I guess the only consolation is that at least BYU had zero players drafted... though that's not too unusual.
Bergstrom was a surprise going as high as the third round. Most had him pegged as a fourth, fifth or sixth rounder. Good on Tony!
But that's it?
Is Utah State's Robert Wagner really that much better than Martinez? Is Turbin really a better back than Washington's Chris Polk? I have my doubts.
The Draft is a funny thing sometimes. We see all kinds of players get picked -- including some from D2 or even D3 schools -- so why don't proven BCS-caliber players like Martinez, Shelby and Black get called? Martinez busted a lot of heads during his time at the U. Shelby was often a brick wall at the line. Black was a bit inconsistent, but he certainly has NFL talent and size.
The only one I can understand going undrafted is John Cullen. And we all know why.
I suspect the undrafted Utes will make a training camp roster somewhere this season. But for a school that is among the nation's most elite when it comes to offering NFL-grade talent, I was more than a little surprised that only one Ute got the call.
Who could be on the board in the '13 Draft? John White? Star Lotuleilei? Devonte Christopher?