The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield went first overall to the Cleveland Browns. Former USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold went third, while Josh Rosen, the former UCLA Bruins, went 10th to lead the way for the Pac-12. The first and only Utah Utes player drafted was defensive end Kylie Fitts, who went in the sixth round pick No. 181 to the Chicago Bears. While Fitts played defensive end at Utah, it seems like in the NFL, he will play outside linebacker.
Several other Utes will get their shot in the NFL as well after signing undrafted free agent contracts.
Quarterback Troy Williams signed with the Seattle Seahawks, who are looking for a backup quarterback behind Russell Wilson. They also drafted Alex McGough out of Florida International in the seventh round.
Defensive tackle Filipo Mokofisi is headed to the Green Bay Packers. The Packers did not draft any defensive tackles, but they did take two defensive ends: James Looney of California and Kendall Donnerson out of Southeast Missouri.
Fellow Utah defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei is headed to the Denver Broncos to join five other former Utes. The Broncos did not take a defensive tackle, but they did use the No. 5 overall pick on former NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb.
Cornerback Kenric Young signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts did not draft any players in the secondary in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Offensive lineman Salesi “Leka” Uhatafe signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons did not have many picks in the draft, but they did not take any offensive linemen.
The name that surprises me who does not yet have an NFL contract is wide receiver Darren Carrington II. Whichever NFL team that signs him is getting a steal.