On March 23rd, Utah will be holding its Pro Day. Though it will certainly not get the fanfare or media attention of a Pro Day at schools like Clemson or Alabama, this year you will see a packed house of Pro scouts at Utah.
Why? Well Utah has TEN players that will probably be drafted this year. Utah??? Yes Utah, and it includes 4 players along their offensive line. Garett Bolles is the most talked about and could go in Round 1, but Utah also has G Isaac Asiata (lifted 35 times at the Combine and led the nation in pancake blocks), RT JJ Dielman (who was injured) and his replacement in 2016, RT Sam Tevi.
The Utah secondary has FS Marcus Williams, who could go in Round 2, and also Brian Allen, a 6'3" corner who graduated early with a degree in economics and should be drafted early on Day 3.
Utah also has DE Hunter Dimick (led the PAC 12 with 14. 5 sacks), and LB Pita Taumoepenu who looked great in drills at the Combine and lifted 24 times. Utah also has one of he few draftable kickers in Andy Phillips.
And finally, Utah has running back Joe Williams. Williams took incredible heat for quitting and then rejoining the team. When Joe was growing up, his 7 year old younger sister died in her sleep. For most of his life, he always felt responsible (he wasn't-she died of a rare condition). After more counseling and getting married, Joe rejoined Utah and went on to have an incredible season. At the combine, the Giants met with Williams. Any team would have questions about why a player quits and then rejoins a team. He will be drafted in a lower round because of this, but some team may be getting a great running back on Day 3.
So BBI, keep an eye on the Utah Pro Day this Thursday. Last year I predicted that the Giants would not leave the draft without selecting a player from UCLA (Paul Perkins in Rd 5), and this year, I will make that same prediction- but with Utah.