Posts Tagged ‘Tanner Mangum’

Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now ranked the 15 best quarterbacks SEC teams will face in 2017 non-conference games and BYU’s Tanner Mangum made the list at No. 8.

Speaking of Mangum, who will face two SEC opponents in LSU and Mississippi State, Huguenin wrote, “Mangum (6-3, 223) started 12 games as a true freshman in 2015 because of an injury to Taysom Hill and started once last season after another injury to Hill; last season’s lone start was a Poinsettia Bowl win over Wyoming. Unlike Hill, who was a dangerous runner, Mangum is a dropback passer with OK mobility. He had five 300-yard games as a true freshman, and while BYU lost its top three receivers, the passing attack should be fine because of Mangum’s presence.”

Hayward, Ingles ranked top 5 available small forwards

Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report ranked the top available free agents at the small forward position and both Joe Ingles and Gordon Hayward landed in the top 5.

Hughes had Ingles at No. 5 saying, “A flat-out elite three-point shooter (44.1 percent in 2016-17; 39.9 percent for his career), Ingles is more than a specialist. Put the ball in his hands, and he can make plays off the dribble and in the pick-and-roll. Look past his plodding pace and lack of bounce, and you’ll see a defender who, somehow, can stay in front of point guards and wings.”

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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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BYU quarterback, Tanner Mangum took to Twitter to share his story of depression for Mental Health Awareness Week.

He wrote, “Not many people know that I suffer from mild depression and anxiety. I take antidepressants every day to help with my condition, have visits with a counselor, and I am not ashamed; on the contrary, I am proud to embrace my own personal journey, accept and love myself — flaws and all.”

Mangum continued, “This might be surprising to many, due to my normally optimistic, outgoing and happy personality, but I hope that we can understand that just because someone is beaming brightly on the outside doesn’t mean they are free from their own personal struggles underneath the surface. We are all human, each with unique battles, and I promise that these battles are better fought together, not alone. Mental illness is one of my personal battles, and I want to offer my love and support to all those who suffer in one way or another. You are not alone. There is help.”

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