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Brandin Echols Selected 200th by the New York Jets

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

Another draft, another Mark Stoops defensive back product selected. Brandin Echols is headed to New York, as the Jets selected the former Wildcat in the 6th round with the 200th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Echols came to Kentucky in 2019 after a JUCO All-American stint at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he was moved from wide receiver to cornerback. At Kentucky, Echols started 11 of 13 games during his junior season in 2019. During that season he was fourth on the team with 52 tackles and led the secondary with nine pass break-ups and two forced fumbles.

In 2020, Echols started in all 11 games and earned his first career interception in the Gator Bowl against NC State. This off-season is when Echols really started to wow NFL scouts. At Kentucky’s pro day, Echols cashed in with quite possibly the best individual day for a Wildcat. The 5’10 corner posted a blazing 40-time, along with an impressive showing on bench press and short-area quickness.

Now, the Mississippi native will get a crack at it in the NFL.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

2 Comments for Brandin Echols Selected 200th by the New York Jets

  1. JoeBee
    4:35 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink


  2. bbn1989
    12:02 pm May 2, 2021 Permalink

    As a jets fan finally something to cheer for