Scout: Bronson Kaufusi could be first-round pick

It isn’t very often that a BYU Cougar is expected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft, but it certainly looks like there is one player that is worthy of it. Right now, defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi isn’t the best player available, but many scouts believe that teams shouldn’t sleep on him.

One scout talked about how good of a player he is and, despite being older because of a Latter Day Saints mission, he could end up making a huge impact in the NFL. In fact, he thinks that Kaufusi could be selected as early as the late first round.

Don’t sleep on this guy,” the scout told NJ.com. “He’s a little older, but he’s really productive. He’s always around the ball and he’s always making plays. He could go late first round.”

During his career with the Cougars, Bronson Kaufusi recorded 42.5 tackles for loss and 25.5 sacks. His 6-foot-8 frame, which he used to play basketball at BYU his freshman year, helped him knock down 14 passes during those four years as well.

He may not be the best player in the draft, but his sheer size and ability to stay low will certainly intrigue some NFL teams.

Will that be enough to land him in the first round?

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