Ute linebacker Devin Lloyd is expected to be a first-round selection at this week’s NFL draft, and his head coach and position coach will be in Vegas with him to enjoy the moment

After a year “break,” Utah is back in the NFL draft business. 

Last year, the Utes had zero players selected in the 2021 draft — simply because no Utah players made themselves available for the draft.

But as the 2022 draft kicks off later this week, there are several former Utes, who helped lead the program to its first Pac-12 championship, that could hear their names called.

The list is headlined by consensus All-America linebacker Devin Lloyd, who is projected to be a first-round pick.

Coach Kyle Whittingham will be attending the draft in Las Vegas as a guest of Lloyd’s, along with linebackers coach Colton Swan.