Originally Posted by SanDiego49er
You sure like players from the state of Utah.
I live here. I watch them/read about them more than most people around here.
That said, Van Noy and Hoffman are legitimate talents. Van Noy will be a first rounder baring some huge slide. He was the better player with better talent than 2013 NFL Draft #5 overall pick Ziggy Ansah from the same team.
Cody Hoffman is the exact opposite of what we have in Jon Baldwin other than the size, which is similar. Hoffman runs exceptional routes, has terrific hands and plays hard every single down. He's going to make a superb possession receiver at the next level. If he doesn't get injured, he's going to break the vast majority of BYU receiving records this season, most of which are held by either Dennis Pitta (starting tight end for the Ravens) or Austin Collie. The guy can play and unless Baldwin has an epiphany, the Chiefs are going to be in the market for a solid, instinctive possession receiver this next off-season. Hes a bigger version of former Boise State, current St. Louis Rams receiver Austin Pettis. He'll be a 2/3/4 round draft pick.
I threw McGill in their for shits and giggles, knowing that everyone would go apeshit, which they did. However, McGill was lauded here in SLC as a top recruit when he signed with Utah in 2012. He was a first team Juco All-American with prototype size and speed. He's a legit 6'2", 210 lbs. guy with 4.4 speed. I haven't seen much of him because of the injury I previously stated, but if he's got any football skills at all, he's at least a latter round draft choice based on his physical skill set. In addition, Utah's HC Wittingham really prepares his players in terms of the next level, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. You are seeing a lot of Utes in the NFL currently.
People tend to have a myopic view of where potential NFL talent comes from, i.e., the SEC, but there is a lot of talent here in the mountain west. I'm just giving you a little wider perspective than what you'll typically find.