Utah’s Devin Lloyd, BYU’s Tyler Allgeier headline Utah players invited to NFL Draft Combine

Five Utah-based players received an invite to Indianapolis in March

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd (0) celebrates his touchdown as the Utes play the Oregon Ducks for the 2021 Pac12 Football Championship title at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Dec 3, 2021.

Five Utah-based players have been invited to the NFL Combine this March. The list is headlined by potential first-round draft pick Devin Lloyd from the University of Utah.

Utah has two players on the Combine roster released by the NFL Wednesday morning. Along with Lloyd, fellow Utah linebacker Nephi Sewell received an invite to Indianapolis.

Other invitees with Utah ties include BYU running back Tyler Allgeier, former East High running back Jaylen Warren (Oklahoma State) and Southern Utah offensive tackle Braxton Jones.

Out of the five players, Lloyd is seen as the highest-level pro. In multiple mock drafts from CBS Sports, Lloyd is projected as a mid-to-late first-round draft pick. He finished with 111 total tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions in Utah’s Rose Bowl campaign in 2021.

Allgeier is another recognizable name in this group. He broke BYU’s single-season rushing record last year with 1,601 yards. He also accounted for 23 touchdowns, tied for the most in the country.

There were two players from BYU who did not receive invites but remain in the NFL Draft process. Wide receiver Samson Nacua and offensive lineman James Empey were left off the Combine roster. Empey is a four-year starter and Nacua is a former Utah transfer.

For Utah, running back T.J. Pledger was also left off the Combine list despite a nice showing last week in the Senior Bowl.