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"He was just cresting [before he got hurt]," Blakelock said. "We are fairly sure he will be drafted. We just don’t know where."
BYU’s draft hopefuls, 2014
Kyle Van Noy Linebacker
Will be first Cougar selected, likely in second round
Daniel Sorensen Safety
Strong performance at NFL Combine boosted his stock
Eathyn Manumaleuna Def. Tackle
Started ahead of 2013 first-round pick Ziggy Ansah
Uani ‘Unga Linebacker
Was a tackling machine before knee injury in bowl game
Cody Hoffman Receiver
Poor showing at NFL Combine caused his stock to drop
Drafted Cougars in Mendenhall Era
2013 — Ezekiel Ansah, DE (first round, fifth overall, Detroit Lions)
2010 — Dennis Pitta, TE (fourth round, Baltimore Ravens)
2009 — Austin Collie, WR (fourth round, Indianapolis Colts) and Fui Vakapuna, RB (seventh round, Cincinnati Bengals)
2008 — Bryan Kehl, LB (fourth round, New York Giants)
2007 — John Beck, QB (second round, Miami Dolphins)
2006 — Todd Watkins, WR (seventh round, Arizona Cardinals)
Note: Running back Harvey Unga was taken in the seventh round of the 2010 supplemental draft after being dismissed from BYU for violating the school’s honor code.
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