Last year Kentucky had a record setting number of Wildcats drafted and that talent will continue to be shown as our guys take that next step in their careers. In the early stages of the draft process the general consensus is that two guys are draft locks and a few guys that could prove their worth in the pre-draft workouts and prodays. Lynn Bowden and Logan Stenberg are both predicted to go in the 3rd round by multiple sources. They both are invited to the NFL Combine and will hopefully take that chance to improve their stock. Other than those two, we have several guys that graduated that will have to take full advantage of their opportunities to get their chance in the league. The Seniors that left after this past season were:
|Taylor Jr., Calvin||DE|
Out of these guys I predict that Ahmad Wagner, Kash Daniel, TJ Carter, Phil Hoskins, Mason Wolfe, and Calvin Taylor will have a legitimate shot at getting drafted based on their workouts.
Here’s what we said last year:
“Draftwire has four Wildcats in it’s latest mock draft which covers the first fours round of the upcoming NFL Draft. Josh Allen is a consensus top 3 pick and there are plenty of sources that believe the same thing that BBN believes, he’s a number 1 pick. Logic would tell you that the defensive player of the year should go before other defensive players, but, no one ever said that NFL owners used logic. Benny Snell and Derrick Baity are projected to go in the third round according to draft wire and if I know Benny like I think I do, he’ll make all the teams that passed him up regret it. I can’t wait to watch him play in the pros. Lonnie Johnson is projected to go in the fourth round but a lot of sources are seeing how his length could translate well to the NFL, wouldn’t be surprised to see him sneak into the second round. That leaves a few guys out like Bunchy Stallings, CJ Conrad (3rd-5th round projection from walterfootball.com), Darius West, and Mike Edwards (both 3rd-5th round projections from walterfootball.com). The NFL Scouting Combine is set for Feb. 26th – March 4th and the official invitee list is still under works. I expect to hear any day now that Kentucky has multiple players invited. Keep tuned and Go Big Blue!”
Out of those Cats, 5 of them got drafted, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Josh Allen No. 7 overall. Lonnie Johnson went to the Texans (No. 54 overall) and Mike Edwards (No. 99 overall) went to the Bucs. Benny Snell (No. 122 overall) went to the Steelers and George Asafo-Adjei (No. 232 overall) went to the New York Giants.