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Britain Covey Named To National List Of 25 Most Exciting Players To Watch

Aug 8, 2019, 2:29 PM | Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 12:14 pm
Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes...
Wide receiver Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes celebrates a touchdown reception in the third quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Yahoo! Sports is passing the time until the beginning of the college football season by releasing some intriguing lists that include local athletes in the state of Utah.

One of those lists is from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. He posted the 25 college football players that he would pay to watch in 2019, that wasn’t a quarterback.

Utah wide receiver Britain Covey made the list at No. 22.

He was one of three Pac-12 players to crack the top 25 with Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault at No. 7 and Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams at No. 16.

Three more players from the conference were put on the “just missed the list,” which includes Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little, Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin and Arizona linebacker Colin Schooler.

No Zack Moss?

Forde is really high on Covey and his ability to do multiple things on the football field.

He was an intriguing multipurpose threat as a freshman in 2015, disappeared for a two-year Mormon mission, then came back better last year despite myriad injuries. Covey produced 1,174 all-purpose yards, dabbling in rushing, receiving and returning kicks. He even completed all three of his pass attempts, two of them for touchdowns. Covey played the first 13 games of the year despite breaking a wrist midseason, and then was finally shelved by a torn ACL in the Pac-12 title game. His healthy return would help spice up the Utah offense.

One exciting player that Forde didn’t mention was Utah running back Zack Moss. It’s obviously and opinion piece and a list that he compiled. His criteria could be different than what the Pac-12 thinks. Maybe he isn’t flashy enough?

Rest Of The List

Here is the entire list from Yahoo! Sports:

  1. Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
  2. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  3. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  4. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
  5. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
  6. Rondale Moore, WR-KR, Purdue
  7. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  8. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  9. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
  10. CeeDee Lamb, WR-KR, Oklahoma
  11. Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
  12. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
  13. Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern
  14. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
  15. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  16. Trey Adams, OT, Washington
  17. Tarik Black, WR, Michigan
  18. Raekwon Davis, DE, Alabama
  19. Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati
  20. Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
  21. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
  22. Britain Covey, WR-KR, Utah
  23. Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
  24. Maurice Ffrench, WR-KR, Pittsburgh
  25. Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia

Players who just missed the list: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson; Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn; J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State; Walker Little, OT, Stanford; Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M; Lynn Bowden, WR-KR, Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State; A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College; Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State; Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami; Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin; Najee Harris, RB, Alabama; Colin Schooler, LB, Arizona; AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa; Richie Grant, S, Central Florida; Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota; JD Spielman, WR, Nebraska.

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