The 2019 NFL Draft is almost here! Beginning this Thursday evening at 6 PM MST the names of college football stars will begin to be called and they’ll become the newest members of one of the 32 NFL franchises. The NFL Draft consists of 7 rounds and 254 total selections.
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Thursday, April 25: 8:00 p.m. EDT
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Friday, April 26: 7:00 p.m. EDT
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Saturday, April 27: Noon EDT
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Some of the former Cougar football players that hope to hear their names called or to sign free agent deals this weekend are:
- Sione Takitaki
- Corbin Kaufusi
- Tanner Mangum
- Squally Canada
- Dylan Collie
- Brayden El-Bakri
- Matt Hadley
- Michael Shelton
- Andrew Mikkelsen
- Rhett Almond
Sione Takitaki on the NFL Draft process
Of that list, Sione Takitaki has been the highlight of pre-draft workouts as well as BYU’s official Pro Day. Takitaki has visited a quarter of the NFL teams for individual workouts, testing, and interviews. He joined our show last week to discuss what that process has been like and this is what he had to say:
Where will BYU’s Sione Takitaki land in this year’s NFL Draft?
We’ve compiled the projections from the most recent NFL Mock Drafts put out by draft experts and analysts to see where they see Takitaki landing.
Mel Kiper – ESPN
Chad Reuter – NFL.com
R.J. White – CBSSports.com
Ryan Wilson – CBSSports.com
Chris Trapasso – CBSSports.com
Matt Miller – Bleacher Report
Luke Easterling – Draft Wire/USA Today
Dane Brugler – The Athletic
Josh Edwards – 247Sports.com
DJ Boyer – DraftSite.com
According to DraftAnalyst.com, Takitaki is one of the eight players they list that could go earlier than projected comparing him to former Cougar, Fred Warner, from last year’s draft class. They also mentioned the following:
“Right now, it seems like the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are the favorites for his services.”
CONTEST: When do you think Sione Takitaki will be drafted and by which team?
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