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BYU QB Tanner Mangum accepts minicamp invites from Raiders and Lions

In addition to Sione Takitaki getting drafted and Corbin Kaufusi signing a deal with the Saints, Tanner Mangum will play at minicamps for a couple of NFL teams.

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Former BYU QB Tanner Mangum will have the chance to play for some NFL teams over the summer. The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions have invited Mangum to participate in minicamps, where they’ll get the chance to take a closer look at him.

Mangum, who got married a couple of weeks ago, has been training in California since the offseason started for BYU Football.

Mangum made major contributions to the BYU Football program throughout his career, but perhaps especially his freshman year, when he pulled off the ‘Miracle at Memorial’ against Nebraska, along with some other big (and heart-stopping) wins. Mangum also led the Cougars to victory against the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers this past season and got the Cougars ranked nationally.

Mangum threw for 6,262 yards and 39 touchdowns, plus three rushing touchdowns throughout his years at BYU. He was a team captain twice during that 2015-2018 career, but was benched in favor of Zach Wilson about midway through last season.

We wish Tanner the very best at both minicamps and hope he can create a more permanent opportunity at the next level.