BYU’s best player selected in each round of the NFL draft

BYU has had 152 players drafted in the NFL Draft. Who is the best Cougar selected in each round?
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Third Round

Fred Warner

Fred Warner
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Fred Warner was drafted in the 3rd round to the San Francisco 49ers in the 2018 draft. He is currently the second-highest paid linebacker in the NFL and considered by many to be the best linebacker in the league.  He has compiled 766 tackles over 6 seasons with over 100 tackles in each season. He has 8 interceptions and has led his team to two Super Bowl appearances but has yet to win one. He has been selected to 3 Pro Bowls and was voted unanimous All-Pro in the 2023 season.

Honorable Mentions

Sione Takitaki

Gifford Nielsen