Morning links: Utes Williams, Lotulelei projected as first-round picks; Weber State a mid-major longshot to watch

Rob Rang released his latest NFL mock draft on CBS Sports and two defensive stars for the Utes landed in the first round.

 The first Ute off the board is Marcus Williams who Rang has going to the Washington Redskins with the No. 18 pick.

“Given the wide open passing attacks of today’s NFL, ball-hawking safeties are worth their weight in gold. Williams is a twitchy athlete with good speed and instincts. He was recognized as a First Team All-Pac-12 defender last season with five interceptions as a sophomore and has continued his big-play flair this season,” writes Rang.

Defensive lineman Lowell Lotulelei is projected to go just three spots later to the Houston Texans with the No. 21 pick.

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