How BYU players drafted since 2000 have performed in the NFL? | Opinion

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson calls a play against Tampa Bay , Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. Wilson had an up-and-down rookie campaign but did display promise.

Corey Sipkin, Associated Press

Tyler Allgeier, the former walk-on running back, was the only BYU player chosen in last week’s NFL draft. He was taken in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons.

Despite all the attention and importance that is given to the draft and players chosen in the draft, it is of course no guarantee of success in the NFL.

Allgeier is the 34th player from BYU to be drafted since 2000. Let’s look at what happened (or continues to happen) to the 33 BYU draftees who preceded him.

Eight of those players played in the Super Bowl, although one of them was on the practice squad at the time. Rob Morris, Brett Keisel, Austin Collie, Kyle Van Noy, Fred Warner, Dennis Pitta and Doug Jolley not only played on the sport’s biggest stage, but they made significant contributions. Van Noy has played in three Super Bowls, Keisel two.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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