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      Dwight89
      Ute Fan
      @jordan-buckner

      Alright folks, as we get closer and closer to Fall Camp, what are the position groups that still need to be sorted out, and who are the likely starters? 

       

       

      For me, I think the group that seems to be most up for grabs right now are the wide receivers. Right now I would say the five who are in the running to start are:

      Bronson Boyd

      Siaosi Mariner

      Britain Covey

      Demari Simpkins

      Samson Nacua

       

    • #61087
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      Bryan Thompson is our best receiver. 

      • #61089
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        Onlyu
        Ute Fan
        @uf8fl

        100% 

        • #61106

          FtheY
          Ute Fan
          @fthey

          OnlyU, what makes him so much better? 

          Utah called that one. Maybe downvotes for being correct? 

          • #61110
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            Onlyu
            Ute Fan
            @uf8fl

            First of all we are in a much better position at WR top to bottom than we probably ever have been albeit maybe slightly inexperienced.

            We’re splitting hairs a little with Mariner, Covey, Nacua, and Simpkins. They’re all right there but Thompson on paper is one of the more talented receivers we’ve landed at the U. 6’2”/210…plenty physical, great hands, Engineering track so highly intelligent, great route runner…the whole package. He started to come on strong at the end of last season and worked his way into some game time before it was over. Really struggled to figure things out in the Summer/Camp…moving too fast for him but once he caught up his talent really started to show. Got hurt lifting so missed the Spring which is why you haven’t heard much about him BUT you will.

            If you ask the guys throwing to him right now they will say in order – Thompson, Simpkins, Boyd, Nacua, Wilson, Covey (though he wasn’t there to throw to in the Spring and that probably changes). They cannot believe how quick Perriman is. Enis hasn’t had much time with them yet but also probably works his way up. You know what you get with Field. We’ll see where Dixon figures in since he’s young but he’s also behind the core group today.

            Thompson, Simpkins and Boyd – group 1

            Mariner, Nacua, Covey, Enis – group 2

            Dixon, Field, Johnson, Turley group 3

            Not set in stone but if the season started today that’s where we’re at.

            • #61111
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              Utah
              Ute Fan
              @utah

              Another thing I’d recommend, is listen to the coaches. No one has seen Thompson play this year, but every coach brings him up every time they are asked about the WR’s…unprompted. That’s a good sign. 

            • #61113

              FtheY
              Ute Fan
              @fthey

              Thanks OnlyU, awesome breakdown. This makes me very optimistic. 

      • #61097
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        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        Lol @ those who thumbs me down. 

        • #61103
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          darklightning
          Ute Fan
          @darklightning

          The same people who think Samson Nacua is ranked #35 on 60 in 60, I would guess. 

        • #61121

          FtheY
          Ute Fan
          @fthey

          I have to give you a thumbs down just so I don’t miss out. Everyone else has. 

          • #61139
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            Utah
            Ute Fan
            @utah

            Ha ha. I think there is a small group of desperados thumbing me down (3-5 people) consistently in hopes of driving me away. 

            They are defending their honor by thumbing me down. Ha ha. 

            • #61145

              Duhwayne
              Ute Fan
              @duhwayne

              If you can’t handle Utah at his worst, you don’t deserve him at his best?

            • #61209

              FtheY
              Ute Fan
              @fthey

              Glad you got the humor out of that one, I thought it was funny! Yeah, downvotes happen from time to time, unfortunately. Oh well, such is life on the message boards. 

    • #61118
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      Onlyu
      Ute Fan
      @uf8fl

      I’d argue that Thompson, Boyd, and Enis will play in the NFL or at least reach the level of the guys you mention.  Mariner, Simpkins and potentially Covey will get a look as well.  Very similar…Enis, Boyd and Thompson are higher rated incoming prospects than those listed above as well.  

      Point taken on catches but in fairness Boyd wasn’t eligible and Covey and Enis weren’t here.  Simpkins, Mariner, Nacua and Thompson were involved. 

      I forgot Perriman above…he wasn’t here either but will probably figure into the return game until Simpkins moves on.

      Young but talented.

    • #61119
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      ironman1315
      Ute Fan
      @ironman1315

      Two are defensive NFL guys. The others are marginal NFL guys.

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