(Not the round he was drafted in…)
The only thing more uncomfortable than listening to the “Honey Badger” do the talkcry (I made up that word for what he was doing) in his post-draft interview was watching USC Quarterback Matt Barkley’s name continue to sit atop the “best available” list for hours last night. Barkley was thought to be a top-10 draft pick had he entered last year’s NFL draft. Instead, he came back to win a national championship at USC. That didn’t happen, and his consolation prize was a plummet into the
2nd round 3rd round … well, he’s still waiting. I guess the fact that he will likely still be a millionaire will provide some comfort to him on this rainy Saturday morning… — Cat Scratches has all the details about Larry Warford’s 3rd round draft selection to the Detroit Lions last night. Warford became the first offensive lineman from Kentucky to be drafted since 1993. — If the number of players Mark Stoops and Florida State’s defensive staff helped get drafted in the first 3 rounds wasn’t enough of a recruiting tool, the draw of playing against all of the SEC’s best game in and game out should certainly help. In the first 3 rounds, the SEC made up 33% of the entire draft. The SEC had 32 players taken in the first 3 rounds. ESPN’s John Clayton takes a look at some of the winners and losers of the first 2 days of the NFL draft. — In case you missed it in the night post last night, or you want more details and quotes, sophomore star Derrick Jones really likes Kentucky and Syracuse. — After finally putting an end to a 7-game losing streak at Ole Miss, the Kentucky baseball team was unable to make it 2 in a row last night. The Cats fell 11-5 to Ole Miss last night with Jerad Grundy getting the start on the mound. — And in a little bit of Former-Cats-in-the-NBA news, Nazr Mohammed has found a home with the Chicago Bulls. The big man who came to Kentucky under Rick Pitino as a major “project,” has managed to piece together one of the longest pro careers of anyone on his super-talented Kentucky teams.