Now that the 2020-21 NFL season has concluded, all eyes turn to the 2021 NFL Draft. This year’s draft season will not feature the same prep as usual. The NFL Combine will not happen in Indianapolis, moving most evaluations to pro days. One thing has not changed: NFL Draft analysts are going to create an obscene amount of mock drafts.
Matt Miller rose to fame by becoming one of the first to take over the internet’s NFL Draft landscape. He most recently worked with Bleacher Report. This week he launched a new site, The Draft Scout, by predicting every pick for all seven rounds. This does not include possible trades that could go down April 29-May 1. It does include four Wildcats.
Round Two, No. 36 Overall, Miami Dolphins, LB Jamin Davis
Round Two, No. 45 Overall, Jacksonville Jaguars, CB Kelvin Joseph
Round Four, No. 105 Overall, Denver Broncos, IOL Drake Jackson
Round Five, No. 157 Overall, Green Bay Packers, DL Quinton Bohanna
Four Wildcats picked in one draft? Not too shabby.
Those aren’t the only Kentucky draft candidates. Max Duffy recently turned heads at the Senior Bowl and is considered by Mel Kiper as the third-best kicker/punter available. Whether or not the Aussie is picked is more dependent on how desperate teams are to draft a specialist, rather than his leg talent. Offensive tackle Landon Young, defensive lineman Phil Hoskins, cornerback Brandin Echols and edge Boogie Watson could also move into the later rounds of the draft as the event draws near.