Utah linebacker Mohamoud Diabate declares for NFL Draft
Utah’s Mohamoud Diabate will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced on Wednesday.
The linebacker posted a lengthy message on social media, saying thank you and goodbye to both the Florida and Utah programs. Diabate transferred to Utah last offseason after three years with the Gators.
“This last year in Salt Lake City has been one of the most memorable of my life,” he wrote. “From winning the Pac-12 Championship to playing in the Rose Bowl, this was a remarkable year that I am grateful to have been a part of. From my first day stepping foot in the building, I instantly felt the amazing culture and brotherhood that Coach (Kyle) Whittingham has spent years building. I want to thank Coach Whittingham, Coach (Morgan) Scalley, Coach (Colton) Swan and the entire support staff for making my time at Utah so enjoyable and teaching me valuable that will allow me to be successful in all of my future endeavors.”
— Mohamoud Diabate (@MDiabate11) January 4, 2023
A 6-foot-4, 222-pound linebacker from Auburn, Alabama, Diabate departs Utah after earning 11 starts and totaling 52 tackles. He also produced a team-best 12.5 tackles for loss to go with five sacks.
In three years with Florida, Diabate played in 37 games with 17 starts, recording 176 total tackles (14 TFLs, six sacks), three forced fumbles, two pass breakups, and an interception.
Diabate has already accepted an invite to the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl.