Less than 24 hours after the heartbreaking overtime loss to Tennessee, Kentucky junior running back Derrick Locked posed a question on Facebook about whether or not he should return to UK next year. He is apparently still looking for an answer to that decision and will ask the experts for their opinions. The always well-dressed Chip Cosby reports that Locke has submitted paperwork to the NFL to determine his draft status for the April Draft. Locke rushed for 843 yards and 6 touchdowns this past season to go with 549 return yards and a touchdown.
Both CBS Sports and and NFLDraftScout.com project him as a 7th rounder or undrafted free agent and rank him as the 23rd running back available. It’s widely believed he’s most attractive as a kick returner.