Starters in the NFL
Taysom Hill – Is he technically a starter for the Saints? Yes. Until proven otherwise. Every BYU fan knows his story on how he went from UFA to one of the most entertaining players in the NFL, and now a possible starting QB. Taysom is in the NFL for the long haul, the only question is, how will he be used?
Fred Warner – Fred Warner for BYU was pretty good, but not elite. You wouldn’t know that with how well he is playing for the 49ers. He is arguably the best linebacker in the entire league. If Warner can stay healthy, he has a very long and successful career ahead of him.
Daniel Sorensen – Dirty Dan has been with Chiefs for awhile and is very much part of the team. With Andy Reid being his Head Coach and Sorensen still coming up with highlight tackles and interceptions, Sorensen despite his age (31 years old) still has a few years ahead of him.
Sione Takitaki – Remember the Idaho Potato Bowl? Takitaki has been playing that way ever since with the Cleveland Browns. Takitaki is listed as the starting linebacker and has emerged as a key component to the recent success of the Browns.
Jamaal Williams – Jamaal Williams escaped Green Bay before Aaron Rodgers could. Williams and his dance moves are signed with the Detroit Lions, which I believe will be a great fit for him. He will be splitting snaps with D’Andre Swift, but is probably a better blocker so he could see the field quite a bit.
Kyle Van Noy – After a short one year vacation, I mean year playing for the Dolphins, the Super Bowl Champ is back in New England. Van Noy still does what he did for BYU, stays quiet until the big moment and then takes over with a game changing play.
Michael Davis – Davis is the perfect example of “What the heck?!” Davis wasn’t even a starting defensive back his senior year at BYU, and yet he is starting for the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis is a lockdown defender who specializes in pass deflections (14 last year!)