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State Of Utah’s 2022 NFL Draft Class, Free Agent Signings

Apr 30, 2022, 6:55 PM | Updated: 7:01 pm
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BYU's Tyler Allgeier, Utah's Devin Lloyd, and Southern Utah's Braxton Jones were the three selections from Utah programs in the 2022 NFL draft. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITYΒ – Another NFL Draft has come to a close. The 2022 edition took place in Las Vegas and KSL Sports was there for all the action.

Programs from the state of Utah or athletes with ties to the state heard their names called during the NFL draft or they fulfilled their pro aspirations by signing undrafted free agent contracts.

Here’s a recap of all the players with connections to the state of Utah that were drafted or signed in 2022.

Local 2022 NFL Draft picks

Devin Lloyd, Utah LB, No. 27 – Jacksonville Jaguars

Tyler Allgeier, BYU RB, No. 151 – Atlanta Falcons

Braxton Jones, Southern Utah University OT, No. 168 – Chicago Bears

Utah Utes Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Bamidele Olaseni, Utah OL – Las Vegas Raiders

Nick Ford, Utah OL – Jacksonville Jaguars

Nephi Sewell, Utah LB – New Orleans Saints

Britain Covey, Utah WR/PR – Philadelphia Eagles

Cole Fotheringham, Utah TE – Las Vegas Raiders

Mika Tafua, Utah LB – Dallas Cowboys

Hauati Pututau, Utah DT – Green Bay Packers

BYU UDFAs

Samson Nacua, BYU WR – Indianapolis Colts

James Empey, BYU OL – Dallas Cowboys

Neil Pau’u, BYU WR – Buffalo Bills

Utah State UDFAs

Savon Scarver, Utah State WR – Chicago Bears

Deven Thompkins, Utah State WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Derek Wright, Utah State WR – Carolina Panthers

Weber State

Rashid Shaheed, Weber State WR/KR – New Orleans Saints

Former prep standouts in Utah

Jaylen Warren, East HS/Snow College – Pittsburgh Steelers

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