With the NFL Draft (April 26-28) now a week away, we are getting a clearer idea of where some former BYU Cougars may end up.
Fred Warner is the only surefire draft pick, but other guys have been getting looks from NFL teams as well.
Here is where six former Cougars stand before next week’s NFL Draft:
Warner’s draft stock has been all over the place, with some people pegging him as high as a second round pick, and others have him being taken in the later rounds. The consensus seems to be that Warner will be a day 3 pick, which would put him in rounds 4-7. Warner met with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week, which is one of several teams that Warner has met with.
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper sees Warner being a 3rd or 4th round pick, citing his versatility and a weaker-than-normal linebacker class.
Trinnaman has been getting draft buzz after his big pro day performance, with the Chicago Bears being a popular pick for his future home. Multiple mock drafts have the Bears selecting the speedster in the later rounds.
Despite not playing in 2017, Laulile is another guy that turned heads with a strong pro day. Laulile has reportedly met with 4 NFL teams, including the Chiefs, Saints and Texans. With his speed at his size (he ran a 4.77 4-yard dash at 301 pounds), a team will take Laulile as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.
NFL.com projects him as a possible 7th round pick, with a “better-than-average chance” to make an NFL roster.
Ridiculous testing numbers for #BYU WR Jonah Trinnaman (5-10, 192): 4.30 40, 2.50 20, 1.49 10, 40.5 vert, 12' broad, 6.96 3C, 4.36 SS, 14 bench. BYU had a few off-the-chart testers. DT Tomasi Laulile (susp. in 2017) ran 4.77 at 301 pounds. https://t.co/BmlsgqGspl— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 17, 2018
Tejan hasn’t been getting a lot of draft buzz, but he’s been linked to the Dallas Cowboys after taking a visit to his hometown team. Two writers at dallascowboys.com have the Cowboys selecting Tejan in the sixth round. Pro Football Focus has the Saints taking Tejan in the 7th round.
A four-year starter at BYU, Tejan will at least get an undrafted free agent contract once the draft ends.
Another multi-year starter, Kanuch is a strong run blocker in the interior of the offensive line. Injuries hampered his career, but he has still gotten looks from NFL scouts. Pro Football Focus has him going to the Colts in the seventh round.
Not much has been said regarding the former BYU safety, but the New York Jets reportedly expressed interest in Hanneman.
Let’s take a break from schedule news. #Jets have expressed interest in BYU S Micah Hanneman, according to sources.— LoyalNYJetFans (@loyalnyjetfans) April 19, 2018