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Four Wildcats Included in First Significant Seven Round NFL Mock Draft

© Christopher Hanewinc | USATSI

© Christopher Hanewinc | USATSI

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.

[The Draft Scout Mock 1.0]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Four Wildcats Included in First Significant Seven Round NFL Mock Draft

  1. UKInsider
    4:18 pm February 11, 2021 Permalink

    Why isn’t Dale Saltwater on this list?

  2. KyZoneBlitz
    6:48 pm February 11, 2021 Permalink

    Man, its blowing my mind that Landon Young isnt on this list anywhere inside of the 1st three rounds Atleast. He had a Great career at LT for UK, played tremendously this past season, & has Prototypical size for the LT position, but also has the Strength & Athleticism to play the RT position if needed. There’s NO WAY that he goes undrafted, if that happens, then Im convinced the whole thing is rigged, & Most of the Draft rooms full of coaches are just guys throwing darts at a wall full of names & then going with whoever. Brandon Echols too, I dont think he’s exactly the Pro-prospect that Young is, but even though he’s undersized for an NFL Corner, he’s got great speed & coverage skills. Boogie Watson is worth a draft pick as well. Other than Bud Duper &Josh Allen, I feel like the NFL has been sleeping on Kentucky players. Even Zadarious Smith went like 3rd round and he was a Monster!! Deserving of an early 2nd round pick. But I digress, of course they would have to pull their heads out of Clemson, Bama, & the suckeyes asses long enough to Breath (Of course those teams have tons of great players, but not all of them become successful pros.

    • Middy
      12:06 am February 13, 2021 Permalink

      The lack of a passing attack the past two years probably hurt Landon Young as much as anyone… clearly he’s an elite run blocker, but that’s not what the NFL is looking for in a LT. Pass blocking on the blind side is priority #1 and Landon didn’t get to practice it much or show what he’s capable of.