Morning links: 6 BYU prospects for the 2018 NFL draft; Falk, Gustin potential first-round picks

Mitch Harper of Athlon Sports looked at six BYU Cougars prospects to watch for the NFL Draft.

Along with seniors, Micah Hannemann, Tejan Koroma, Jonny Linehan and Fred Warner, Harper had juniors, Francis Bernard and Tanner Mangum are on the list.

Of Bernard, Harper wrote, “Bernard made the switch to linebacker in large part because he believed he could have a future in the NFL at the position. Bernard had three interceptions a year ago as part of a fairly seamless transition, and many around the team expect even better production in 2017 and beyond.”

Of the six, Harper had Warner as the top prospect, saying, “Many around the BYU program have compared Warner to former Cougars star and current New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The two have similar builds, are very athletic, and both have a knack for making big plays.”

Luke Falk, Porter Gustin 2018 NFL draft first-round picks?

Will Brinson of CBS Sports released his way-too-early 2018 NFL Mock Draft and a pair of former Utah high school stars, Luke Falk and Porter Gustin landed in the first round.

Of Falk, who came in at No. 20 to the Arizona Cardinals, Brinson wrote, “Our fifth quarterback of the draft! The Cardinals were a candidate to draft a quarterback early and whether or not Carson Palmer is coming back for 2017, they’re going to need to plan for the future.”

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