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Former Utah, NFL LB Talks Britain Covey As Pro Receiver, Returner
SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL linebacker Stevenson Sylvester discussed the NFL potential of former Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey.
Sylvester, who played in the league from 2010-14, discussed Covey’s potential as an NFL player during KSL TV’s SportsBeat on Sunday, April 10.
During the television segment, Sylvester broke down Covey’s outlook at a professional as both a receiver and a returner.
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“Covey is an extremely shifty person, which makes him a great return man,” the former NFL player said. “He is just a tremendous playmaker at the end of the day.”
Britain Covey at Utah’s NFL Pro Day
“I really think he made a legitimate case for himself at his pro day,” Sylvester said. “He passed the look test for NFL scouts.”
40-Yard Dash: 4.43 seconds
Vertical Jump: 32 inches
Three-Cone Drill: 6.73
Broad Jump: Nine-feet-10-inches
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“Get him the football and watch him work,” Sylvester said.
For more on Sylvester’s breakdown of Covey, see the video above.
About Britain Covey
After a special high school career at Timpview High School in Provo, Covey played at the University of Utah from 2015-21.
During his Utah career, Covey had 132 receptions for 1,497 yards and eight touchdowns. On the ground, he added 35 carries for 201 yards.
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Covey returned the ball on punt return and kick return a total of 84 times for 1,143 yards and two touchdowns.
2022 NFL Draft
The draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28-30.
It will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.
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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