BYU Football: Did you Know? (Opposing Players Selected in the NFL Draft)

The Brigham Young Cougars may not have had any players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, but they were still able to win 10 games in 2011 despite over three-fourths of their opponents having NFL caliber players.

Did you know that 15 players from the teams BYU played in 2011 were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft?
These 15 players came from 10 different teams, which equates to 76.9% of all opponents played and 83.3% of the regular season opponents BYU scheduled.

Both Texas and Utah State had three players drafted, which ties for the most by any 2011 opponent.

Utah State inside linebacker Bobby Wagner was the first player selected. The Seattle Seahawks picked him the 47th pick overall (15th pick of the 2nd round).

San Jose State, Idaho State, and Tulsa are the three opponents who did not have any players drafted.

The vast majority (11) of the 15 players drafted are defensive players.

Here is a complete list of the players listed by school.

Booby Massie, OT, 4th round, 17th pick (112 overall), Arizona Cardinals

Keenan Robinson, OLB, 4th round, 24th pick (119 overall), Washington Redskins
Emmanuel Acho, ILB, 6th round, 34th pick (204 overall), Cleveland Browns
Kheeston Randall, DT, 7th round, 8th pick (215 overall), Miami Dolphins

Tony Bergstrom, OG, 3rd round, 32nd pick (95 overall), Oakland Raiders

Josh Robinson, CB, 3rd round, 3rd pick (66 overall), Minnesota Vikings

Utah State
Bobby Wagner, ILB, 2nd round, 15th pick (47 overall), Seattle Seahawks
Robert Turbin, RB, 4th round, 11th pick (106 overall), Seattle Seahawks
Michael Smith, RB, 7th round, 5th pick (212 overall), Tampa Bay Buccaneers

San Jose State (none)

Oregon State
Brandon Hardin, S, 3rd round, 16th pick (79 overall), Chicago Bears

Idaho State (none)

Tank Carder, OLB, 5th round, 12th pick (147 overall), Buffalo Bills
Greg McCoy, CB, 7th round, 13th pick (220 overall), Chicago Bears

Korey Toomer, OLB, 5th round, 19th pick (154 overall), Seattle Seahawks

New Mexico State
Jonte Green, CB, 6th round, 26th pick (196 overall), Detroit Lions

Aaron Brown, OLB, 7th round, 2nd pick (209 overall), St. Louis Rams

Tulsa (none)

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