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Beehive State well represented in NFL Draft

 SALT LAKE CITY — It was a good year for Utah high school football alums and the NFL Draft. Two of the first seven players picked were prep products from the Beehive State — No. 2 selection Zach Wilson (Corner Canyon) and No. 7 choice Penei Sewell (Desert Hills) were taken by the Jets and Lions, respectively. Several others, including a bunch of BYU Cougars, received opportunities as well.

1ST ROUND

No. 2 (New York Jets) — Zach Wilson, Corner Canyon HS and BYU quarterback

No. 7 (Detroit Lions) — Penei Sewell, Desert Hills HS and Oregon offensive lineman

3RD ROUND

No. 70 (Carolina Panthers) — Brady Christensen, Bountiful HS and BYU offensive lineman

4TH ROUND

No. 106 (Jacksonville Jaguars) — Jay Tufele, Bingham HS and USC defensive lineman

5TH ROUND

No. 179 (Dallas Cowboys) — Simi Fehoko, Brighton HS and Stanford wide receiver

7TH ROUND

No. 250 (Chicago Bears) — Khyiris Tonga, Granger HS and BYU defensive lineman

No. 251 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) —  Chris Wilcox, BYU cornerback

No. 258 (Washington Football Team) — Dax Milne, Bingham HS and BYU wide receiver

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

Zayne Anderson, Stansbury HS and BYU linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs)

Matt Bushman, BYU tight end (Las Vegas Raiders)

Zac Dawe, Pleasant Grove HS and BYU defensive lineman (Atlanta Falcons)

Christian Elliss, Judge HS and Idaho linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)

Kavika Fonua, Syracuse HS and BYU linebacker (Carolina Panthers)  

Chad Herring, BYU offensive lineman (Tennessee Titans)

Tristan Hoge, BYU offensive lineman (New York Jets)

Isaiah Kaufusi, Brighton HS and BYU linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Alanı Pututau, Snow College and Adams State defensive lineman (Atlanta Falcons)

Troy Warner, BYU defensive back (Los Angeles Rams)

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