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CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that BYU DE Bronson Kaufusi's "versatility will help the Ravens' defense."

On the whole, Prisco assigned the Ravens a "B" for their draft exploits. Their third-round selection of the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Kaufusi was his favorite pick of Baltimore's lot, due to his ability to "play up and down" and his overall athleticism. The analyst was left somewhat puzzled by their decision to pass over Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil for Notre Dame T at No. 6, though, writing, "Stanley is a good player, but Tunsil is better, even if the character issues were there."
Source: CBS Sports
May 5 - 8:29 PM

Chiefs signed BYU WR Mitch Mathews.

Mathews (6'6/222) started two-plus seasons, parlaying 152 career catches into 2,083 yards (13.7 YPR) and 24 touchdowns. A good athlete for his size, Mathews ran 4.49 at BYU's Pro Day with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-9 broad jump. Mathews is old for a rookie after going on a three-year Mormon mission before college, but he's flier worthy as a height-weight-speed prospect.
May 1 - 1:20 AM

Ravens selected DE Bronson Kaufusi with the No. 70 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Kaufusi (6'7/285) started 3 1/2 seasons at BYU, tallying 44 tackles for loss with 26.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. A coach's son, Kaufusi's father Steve coached the Cougars' defensive line and has also spent time in the NFL. Kaufusi has long arms (34 1/2") and is an 82nd-percentile SPARQ athlete, running 4.87 with excellent agility scores. He also spent time on the BYU basketball team. A productive, high-motor prospect with NFL-level movement ability, Kaufusi's ceiling may be lowered by his age; he'll be a 25-year-old rookie after a Mormon mission delayed his college career. He should slot in as a five-technique defensive end for the Ravens.
Apr 29 - 10:00 PM

CBS Sports senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco noted that BYU DL Bronson Kaufusi "can be a dominant nickel rusher from the inside."

Prisco also likes Kaufusi's work on the outside, but sees the inside as a potentially more profitable avenue. The analyst further noted that the 6-foot-7, 285-pounder "moves for a man his size." Rotoworld's Josh Norris hears that he has drawn visits or meetings from the Broncos, Packers, Jets, Falcons, Colts, Bills, Steelers and Patriots. Kaufusi is a probable second or third-round selection, but one scout who spoke with NJ.com earlier this month broached the idea that the first-round is not out of the question here.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 23 - 8:33 PM

Corbin Kaufusi, a 6-foot-10 BYU basketball player, joined the football team.

Kaufusi, the brother of Bronson Kaufusi, signed with the Cougars a few years back as a 6-foot-8 offensive lineman. He left for a Mormon mission and ended up growing two inches on his sabbatical. When he returned to school, Corbin Kaufusi joined the basketball team. Now, he wants to play his original love. "It’s always been a dream of mine to play football at BYU," Kaufusi said in a statement. "I’m really excited about what is happening with football. I’m looking forward to being coached by my dad and learning from him and my teammates. I’m grateful for the support of the basketball coaches as I pursue this opportunity." Kaufusi will join BYU’s defensive line, which is trying to replace older brother Bronson.
Apr 23 - 2:31 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports that the Seahawks like the "athleticism [and] flexibility" of BYU TE Terenn Houk.

Houk worked out with the Seahawks last week and apparently made a nice impression. During his earlier Pro Day, the 6-foot-4, 229-pounder worked jumps of 32 inches (vertical) and 10-foot-2 (broad) while running the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds. He met extensively with the Browns during Pro Day festivities and could come to play as a Day 3 selection in a thin tight end class. Last season, he caught 37 passes for 490 yards and a pair of scores.
Apr 21 - 2:56 PM

BYU redshirt junior DB Jordan Preator will transfer.

Preator tweeted out his transfer intentions in somewhat cryptic fashion, writing, "For those textin, calling, messaging, yes iam transferring. No it isn’t my option. Yes it is the best thing for me. Thank you cougs!" While parsing tweets isn't a science, the sentence that stands out here would be "No it isn't my option," which would seem to imply that this is coming either from the program or from friends or family. Last season, the 6-foot, 181-pounder posted 21 tackles (1.0 for loss), an interception and a forced fumble. No word as of yet in terms of what transfer destination he might be looking into.
Apr 19 - 5:23 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo calls BYU DL Bronson Kaufusi's one of the draft's three-biggest sleepers.

Kaufusi was PFF's No. 6 interior defensive linemen in 2015 and the very best pass rusher in that group. "He works non-stop, picking up clean-up pressure more than any lineman in the nation and he looks like an interior pass-rush threat at the next level as he continues to learn how to use his long frame more effectively in the running game," Palazzolo wrote.
Apr 16 - 10:17 AM

The Seahawks worked out BYU TE Terenn Houk, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

The Cleveland Browns are also interested in Houk, having with him at length at BYU's Pro Day. Houk, a 6-foot-4, 229-pound tight end prospect, caught 37 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns last season. He's a pure move tight end gaining some steam in what is a dreadful TE class.
Apr 14 - 8:57 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that with his strong Pro Day, BYU WR Mitch Mathews might have worked himself into the late-round draft conversation.

Brandt writes that Mathews has "the athleticism and speed needed to excel in the NFL." The analyst is quick to point out that the 6-foot-5, 222-pound Cougar's frame is already ready for the bright lights of the NFL red zone. As for the Pro Day in question, the one which hyped Brandt for Mathews as a draft prospect, he was officially timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.47 and 4.49 seconds. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline had been hearing that a time closer to 4.60 seconds was expected there, making the run something of an eye-opener. Mathews also leaped a strong 10-foot-9 on the broad jump. Last season, he caught 54 passes for 737 yards and 11 touchdowns. The touchdown mark speaks to that big frame.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 1:00 PM

BYU DL Bronson Kaufusi is visiting or meeting with the Broncos, Packers, Jets, Falcons, Colts, Bills, Steelers and Patriots, according to Josh Norris.

Kaufusi is generating plenty of buzz down the final stretch of the draft process, with one anonymous scout saying he is a late first round pick. Kaufusi is older than most prospects, as he will turn 25 before the season starts, but he stands 6-foot-7 and 285 lbs, producing a SPARQ score in the 82nd percentile for his position, which is outstanding. Kaufusi could land in an odd man front or play base end and move inside in a traditional 4-3.
Apr 7 - 8:47 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Packers will host BYU WR Mitch Mathews for a visit.

"Type of receiver they like in the late rounds," he added. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.41 seconds with a 38-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump at his Pro Day workout last month. He's got the tools.
Apr 6 - 5:15 PM

One NFL scout believes BYU DL Bronson Kaufusi could be a late first round pick.

"Don't sleep on this guy," the scout told NJ.com's Mark Eckel. "He's always around the ball and he's always making plays." Kaufusi turns 25 years old in July after completing an LDS mission, but tested like one of the top athletes at the position at the NFL Combine. He likely fits teams who run an odd man or hybrid front. We would be surprised by a late first round selection, but a second day pick is in Kaufusi's future.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 4 - 11:35 AM

BYU WR Mitch Mathews said that he received positive feedback from an NFL rep during Friday's Pro Day.

"They were really impressed, from what they told me. They said I did everything I could, and everything they thought I could do, I did. It exceeded my expectations, for sure," Mathews said. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder posted an absolutely remarkable 40-yard dash time. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline had been hearing from scouts that his expected range in the premier sprint was around 4.60 seconds. Mathews ran it in 4.41 seconds and 4.45 seconds. He later summed up the pre-draft season by saying, "It’s three months of a grind, I can assure you. Mentally, it’s tough." Just a shade over a month to go, young man. Hang in there.
Source: ksl.com
Mar 27 - 4:55 PM

BYU graduate QB Taysom Hill was forced to exit Saturday's spring game due to the death of his brother, Dexter Hill.

At first, it was only known that Hill had to leave the contest due to a family emergency. Tragically, that emergency ended up being his older brother's passing, as Dexter passed away in his Idaho home. RB Jamaal Williams spoke from the heart about the situation and said, "We all love him, and anything he needs, we’re here for him. We’re his brothers, and if him and his family are having a hard time, we’re right behind him to support." Hill has fought through more injuries than any three combined players during his college career. It's unfortunate that even when he is healthy, adversity raises its ugly head. Our condolences to the Hill family. For the quarterback's sake, we hope this update is the last dour one we have to post on his behalf.
Mar 27 - 12:26 PM


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