The 2020 class may be able to rival the 2017 class, because there are some big names that will be coming out for the Utes. This is the most in program history over a two-year and four-year period. According to Pro Football Focus, Anae’s was the only edge defender in the draft who had 40+ QB pressures in three straight seasons. 2 in the country. Was a terrific player in the Pac-12. Tyler Huntley — Baltimore Ravens (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). Anae, an edge rusher and the University of Utah’s career sack leader with 30, was one of three Utah players taken Saturday. Bradlee Anae was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 179th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL draft. Utah’s 21 draft picks in the past four years are also the most in the Pac-12 with Washington coming in second with 20. 21 Boise State — Here’s All The Best Reactions, No. 9 BYU vs. No. The Pac-12 was the lone remaining Power 5 holdout when it came to the 2020 fall season, ... And what does this mean for the NFL draft? Still, the combine performance was a detriment. Welcome to Chicago, @NBAxJay1. On Feb. 29, Anae ran a 4.93 40-yard dash at the combine. Just to see the hard work that we put in at our school, to finally get that call today, it felt like a movie. The fact Penisini was projected as a seventh-round pick, maybe even an undrafted free agent, was not lost on him. these men have no fear and nothing to lose. Several analysts had Johnson as the third best corner in this year’s draft. He is as good of a person as you’ll find and he does everything the right way. The last two starters before Moss was Devontae Booker and Joe Williams. Since then, hundreds of FCS/I-AA products have... Matt Wells Displays Shocking Disregard for Common Sense with 2nd-and-4 Field Goal, 17 Potential Candidates to Replace Gary Andersen as Utah State Head Coach, FCS Score Predictions – Week 10: Stephen F. 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Secret Audio presented by @ATT pic.twitter.com/klziTcTtv2, — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 25, 2020. #CowboysDraft Secret Audio presented by @ATT pic.twitter.com/klziTcTtv2, “No matter how much people tell you that the 40 has nothing to do with where you get drafted, I think that’s what dropped me a lot, not running the time I wanted to run,” Anae said Saturday afternoon on a conference call with reporters. Analysts expect him to make an impact, even if he’s not a starter right away. The HERO Sports FCS Pick-Em Challenge is back for the 2020 fall/2021 spring season. Despite the subpar combine, Anae still entered the weekend with a draft projection spanning the third and fourth rounds, potentially coming off the board early in the third round. No. He’s expected to sign a four-year deal worth $3.41 million, which includes a signing bonus of $773K. Darrin Paulo — New Orleans Saints, 2020 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Select Utah CB Jaylon Johnson With 50th Overall Pick, 2020 NFL Draft Roundup: See Where Every Utah Utes Player Is Headed, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), record-breaking night for the Utah football program, The Bills looked at getting Melvin Gordon, No. During his three seasons, Penisini made 22 starts and twice earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors. My mom’s happy and everyone is happy, so it is shocking and it’s a blessing to be honest.”. 2 nationally in total defense last year. But right now I’m excited, Mom’s happy and everyone’s happy. Utah's player development is incredible! Starter or not, BYU QB Tanner Mangum is ready to make... No. 21 Boise State — Here’s All... No. “At the combine, I wasn’t able to get around the 4.7, 4.8, so I think that contributed a lot to this wait.”. Josh Nurse — Baltimore Ravens The Cowboys also need to replace Robert Quinn, who led the team in sacks last season, opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. Back in 2017, and headlined by No. 2 in the country. Predicting where Crimson Tide land in 2020 NFL Draft … The versatile defensive back can play safety or corner. 9 BYU vs. No. The Utah college football program began in 1892 and has played home games at the current site of Rice-Eccles Stadium since 1927. It is what it is, you never know what’s going to happen with the draft.”. pic.twitter.com/MYStxLEWcu, — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 25, 2020. After playing on special teams in 2017 and having limited action on defense in 2018, Burgess took the starting opportunity and ran with it during his senior season. Very nice RB duo for the Bills. It felt surreal. Over the course of the three-day draft, a Pac 12-high seven Utes were drafted, one shy of the program record of eight for a single draft, which occurred in 2017. All rights reserved. Just gets to the QB. Tough, physical, motor: Three words to describe Utah’s Leki Fotu and basically every Utah player. He was also a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award which is given to the best defensive end in the nation. Terrell Burgess closed the night out as the Los Angeles Rams selected the 5-foot-11, 202-pound safety in the third round with the 104th pick. The Bills looked at getting Melvin Gordon this offseason to pair up with Devin Singletary, but it didn’t work out. In the Pac-12, the Utes had the top defense and held Pac-12 opponents to just 81.8 yards rushing per game last year. Graduated in three years. Utah’s 21 draft picks in the past four years are also the most in the Pac-12 with Washington coming in second with 20. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety recorded 60 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 4 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) in 12 starts this past season. Leki Fotu is a reminder of this universal truth: the most dangerous football players in the world are the ones who don’t wear any gloves or wrist tape. Fotu went to the Arizona Cardinals (114th), Anae went to the Dallas Cowboys (179th) and Penisini was drafted by the Detroit Lions (197th). Helps explain why the Utes finished No. The @Lions selected @Utah_Football DT @Dub_jayy_boy with the 197th pick of the 2020 #NFLDraft. Blackmon was named First-Team All-Pac 12 and also collected 2nd-Team All-American honors. Anae was selected to The Associated Press All-Pac 12 Conference team, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Jaylon Johnson was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. Burgess was third on the team in tackles (81) and added 7.5 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. Leki Fotu was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 114th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft. Both players are currently suspended for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy under terms of the former collective bargaining agreement. The defensive tackle, along with Fotu, was the anchor in the middle of a dominant Utah defense that finished the season ranked No. — Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) April 25, 2020. Having played both corner and safety during his time at Utah, Blackmon has demonstrated his athletic ability and showed teams just how valuable he is and that he can matchup with anyone in the country. He also averaged 4.45 rushing yards after contact per attempt, the most among draft-eligible running backs. The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell have yet to make a decision in reinstating Cowboys defensive ends Randy Gregory and Aldon Smith. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound safety started all 14 games at strong safety for the Utes in 2019. According to Pro Football Focus, Moss forced a missed tackle on 38% of his rushes in 2019 — the most among any running back with more than 150 carries in a season since 2014. 20 overall pick Garett Bolles, Utah had a record eight Utes taken in the NFL draft. sltrib.com © 1996-2020 The Salt Lake Tribune. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound defensive tackle had a combined 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks for the Utes over the past two seasons. Bradlee Anae did not have a good showing at the NFL scouting combine. 9 BYU Defeats No. Listen as the #DallasCowboys call @BradleeAnae to tell him that he is officially a Cowboy!