I’ve come to the conclusion that the Utes biggest recruiting snafu has been OL - specifically OT.
Utes have always looked at “road graders” who can move the line - which made for a historically strong run game.
What the Utes keep whiffing at is the athletic OT who has the skill set pass protect. Almost all Ute OL who got a shot at the NFL ended up at the guard position ( even if they played OT at Utah)
A much bigger emphasis need to be place on pass protection characteristics and just a higher rating at the OT position. In fact, Utah missed on a home grown OT talents that would have made the the QB and WR positions shine - Kingsley Suamataia.
My hope is the kwhitt looks hard at the JUCO prospects this year and finds true pass protector OT’s.