Come late April, when the 2022 NFL draft takes place in Las Vegas, Britain Covey will be one of a number of Utah football products hoping to hear his name called.
Covey was a playmaking star both as a wide receiver and returner throughout his Utes career, and one of the most versatile playmakers in the country.
Recently, ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay highlighted something he’s seen on Covey’s tape that would make the former Ute very marketable.
“You can’t teach his vision and feel for making sharp cuts in the return game. You either have it or you don’t,” McShay said on Twitter, while sharing a video clip of Covey’s 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown during the Rose Bowl.
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound Covey declared for the NFL draft before the Rose Bowl.
“In pursuit of another childhood dream, I’ll be preparing for the 2022 NFL draft in hopes that someone takes a chance on me,” Covey said at the time.
He scored two touchdowns for the Utes in their 48-45 loss to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, including a 19-yard reception to open the game’s scoring.
Covey, who prepped at Timpview High, finished his Utah career with 184 receptions for 2,011 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also scored four touchdowns on punt returns, another on a kickoff return and even threw for two touchdowns.