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2017 NFL Draft Day 3 Primer

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NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The third and final day of the 2017 NFL Draft is here. It begins at 10 a.m. MT on ESPN and NFL Network. Utah two players drafted so far: offensive tackle Garett Bolles (Pick No. 10 Denver) and safety Marcus Williams (Pick No. 42 New Orleans). Today there will be the final four rounds of the draft (rounds four through seven). We could see as many as eight former Utah players come off the board today.

The first player we will likely see picks is guard Isaac Asiata. Asiata won the Morris Trophy as the best Pac-12 offensive lineman. He is a mauler on the inside of the line and could be a huge upgrade for an NFL team in need of a guard, especially for run blocking.

Cornerback Brian Allen is also likely to hear his name called today. With his combination of size and athleticism, many NFL coaches are interested. Allen switched from receiver to cornerback in college, so he is still a bit raw at the position. He has a lot of upside and physical gifts though that coaches can work with. There was also a record number of defensive backs taken in the first three rounds, so teams still in need of a cornerback will likely give Allen a look.

Other players with a good chance of getting drafted are running back Joe Williams, offensive tackle Sam Tevi, center J.J. Dielman

Defensive ends Hunter Dimick and Pita Taumoepenu could both sneak in as possible late round picks. If they are not drafted, both will likely get undrafted free agent contracts. Wide receiver Tim Patrick had an excellent senior year at Utah, and he will most likely get a look as an undrafted free agent but has a chance to go in the seventh round.