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NFL Insider Lists Utah LB Devin Lloyd Among Top Draft Prospects

Sep 30, 2021, 4:13 PM

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Devin Lloyd #0 of the Utah Utes catches the ball for an interception against the Washington State Cougars during their game September 25, 2021 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ESPN insider Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd in his top prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The football expert published his top 25 prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, September 20.

Kiper Jr. ranked Lloyd as the top linebacker in the 2022 draft class.

“I’ve been really impressed by his 2021 tape,” the insider wrote.

Through four games this season, Lloyd has recorded 46 total tackles, 20 solo tackles, one pass breakup, two sacks, one forced fumble, and two interceptions.

During his four years at Utah, the Chula Vista, California native had posted 191 total tackles, 104 solo tackles, three pass breakups, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, and one touchdown.

Lloyd has helped the Utes to a 2-2 start this season.

Utah’s next game is against the USC Trojans on October 9 at 6 p.m. (MDT). The game will be televised on FOX.

The 2022 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Paradise, Nevada from April 28-30.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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