The top 2021 NFL draft prospects from the state of Utah include, clockwise from top left, quarterback Zach Wilson (Corner Canyon High and BYU), offensive tackle Penei Sewell (Desert Hills High and Oregon), defensive tackle Jay Tufele (Bingham High and USC), wide receiver Dax Milne (Bingham High and BYU), defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga (Granger High and BYU), wide receiver Simi Fehoko (Brighton High and Stanford) and offensive tackle Brady Christensen (Bountiful High and BYU). | Deseret News and Associated Press photos

A roundup of recent seven-round NFL mock drafts indicates that as many as six or seven players with Utah connections could be selected in the 2021 NFL draft

Trying to predict how an NFL draft will play out is a crapshoot.

Every year, thousands of mock drafts are compiled by national experts of varying expertise. The most daring experts will even attempt to predict every selection in an entire draft.

While these mock drafts ultimately will prove to have a low success rate at correctly projecting how the real draft plays out, they do serve a critical purpose of showcasing the majority of players that are likely considered draftable.

By looking at five recent mock drafts that include all seven rounds, one thing is clear about Utah ties in the 2021 NFL draft: there are several players from Utah — as many as six or seven, perhaps more — that could be selected in this year’s draft, which runs April 29-May 1.

While guys like quarterback Zach Wilson (Corner Canyon High and BYU) and offensive tackle Penei Sewell (Desert Hills High and Oregon) headline this year’s Utah prospects and are expected to be taken early in the first round, others like defensive tackle Jay Tufele (Bingham High and USC) and offensive tackle Brady Christensen (Bountiful High and BYU) are also expected to be mid-round selections.

Throw in other prospects like wide receivers Simi Fehoko (Brighton High and Stanford) and Dax Milne (Bingham High and BYU), along with defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga (Granger High and BYU), as well as tight end Matt Bushman (BYU), and it could be a solid draft for the state, particularly for Utah prep-developed talent.

Here’s where five seven-round mock drafts from national experts had Utah ties being selected.

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NFL draft: Beyond Zach Wilson and Penei Sewell, what other Utah ties could be drafted?

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