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BBI- Thursday is the Utah Pro Day-pay attention

YANKEE28 : 3/19/2017 9:47 am
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.
good stuff  
gidiefor : Mod : 3/19/2017 9:54 am : link
Thanks, Y28.  
Klaatu : 3/19/2017 9:58 am : link
Nice write-up.  
robbieballs2003 : 3/19/2017 9:59 am : link
I never heard that about Williams. That is sad and horrible.
Thanks guys  
YANKEE28 : 3/19/2017 10:31 am : link
Last year I thought UCLA was loaded with draftable players, but it is even more so with Utah this year.

And a good number of the Utah players are at positions of need for the Giants.

Just a Giants fan's prediction, but it certainly has some merit.
I really like Williams.  
Rjanyg : 3/19/2017 10:56 am : link
6th round?
BillT : 3/19/2017 11:06 am : link
Has the size and look of a pro guard. He'd be a good pick in day three if he's not gone too early on that day.
AcidTest : 3/19/2017 11:15 am : link
like Williams, Allen, and Dimick, and of course Bolles. How can anyone blame Williams for quitting football after his seven year old sister died? Ridiculous.
RE: Asiata  
Klaatu : 3/19/2017 11:44 am : link
In comment 13398870 BillT said:
Has the size and look of a pro guard. He'd be a good pick in day three if he's not gone too early on that day.

I really wanted to see him and Nico Siragusa perform at the Senior Bowl. I was pissed when they both got hurt early in the week. I'm sure they were pissed, too. At least they were both healthy for the Combine.
I love Yankee proday updates  
KWALL2 : 3/19/2017 3:08 pm : link
Thanks for the info.
A point  
YANKEE28 : 3/19/2017 7:34 pm : link
I neglected to mention, is that Thursday is perhaps the busiest day of the season for Pro Days.

There are 15 scheduled, including player rich teams like Ohio State, Notre Dame, Missouri, and Stanford. Also of note is that Reese's own school (Tennessee Martin) also has its Pro Day next Thursday.

It will be interesting how the Giants cover all these Pro Days.
Keep in mind, that like a lot of Utah players  
Bill in UT : 3/19/2017 7:43 pm : link
Asiata has been on a 2 year mission and is 24 years old.
Good informative post about football  
Torrag : 3/19/2017 11:51 pm : link
Too rare these days. Thanks. I'd support a Williams pick from Round 4 or later. He's older than ideal because of his situation but he fits what we need as a player whose skillset would complement Perk.
The biggest issue w the Mormon players who go on missions  
LauderdaleMatty : 3/20/2017 12:30 am : link
Is that there sometimes such a huge difference between a 23 year old and a 19 or 20 year old who they maybe lining up against. For all the shit Flowers gets(and maybe deserves) he won't be 24 for two more years.

Of Bolles can be 5 year starter at either T that's not a reach st 23. Stil father habe Reddick or one of the TEs but he's got to be a consideration considering how shallow the Giants are at T
Utah? 10 players?  
aquidneck : 3/20/2017 1:28 am : link
Thats a lot.

Would you sign up right now to give the Giants entire draft away for those 10 players?
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