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Kentucky finished tied for No. 8 in CFB among total draft selections, No. 5 in the SEC

Jamin Davis - LB - WFT
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jamin Davis - LB - WFT

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kentucky was not only one of the top teams in the SEC, but all of college football in terms of total selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Finishing with six total draft picks, UK came in tied for No. 8 in the nation among total draft selections, along with No. 5 overall in the SEC.

The only SEC programs ahead of Kentucky? Alabama (10), Georgia (9), Florida (8) and LSU (7), with Ohio State (10), Notre Dame (9) and Michigan (8) being the only other schools ahead of UK.

Kentucky set a school record for six total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, with the class including linebacker Jamin Davis (first round by the Washington Football Team), cornerback Kelvin Joseph (second round by the Cowboys), nose guard Quinton Bohanna (sixth round by the Cowboys), cornerback Brandin Echols (sixth round by the Jets), Landon Young (sixth round by the Saints) and Phil Hoskins (seventh round by the Carolina Panthers). The six picks are tied for the fourth-most in school history and the most since 1979 (eight) and the most for Kentucky since the current seven-round draft era began in 1994. This also marks the second time in the last three years that Kentucky has had five or more draft picks (five in 2019).

Recruit and develop. Go Cats.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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10 Comments for Kentucky finished tied for No. 8 in CFB among total draft selections, No. 5 in the SEC



  1. Miller45
    10:18 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

    That’s a major WOW



  2. HackRichards
    10:39 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

    Hmmmm I really thought Duffy would had been drafted. Wonder why not
    ?



    • BLUEVADER
      10:58 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

      Man DAMN STOOPS AINT PLAYIN THANK YA MAN!



    • Cat4life23
      1:07 am May 2, 2021 Permalink

      CFL



    • neat1ky
      8:18 am May 2, 2021 Permalink

      Kickers usually don’t get drafted but will get a team after try outs



  3. bigbowdennation
    10:59 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

    Really shows just how much bad qb play can hurt a team. Most drafted players since the 70s and we win 4 regular season games. We’re moving in the right direction though can’t wait for the fall.



    • UKinIN
      12:00 am May 2, 2021 Permalink

      It’s the opposite of the two years of Couch and Mummy. Great QB but a head coach that didn’t give a d*** about defense. Now UK has a head coach that seems to building the program from the line of scrimmage out but he can’t catch a beak at QB.



    • neat1ky
      8:41 am May 2, 2021 Permalink

      We r catching a break now but it depends on whether they get injured



  4. ZRZynda
    11:42 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

    I truly believe finally getting a SEC QB is the last piece and no one in the East will be able to beat us other than GA



  5. damage_control
    5:51 am May 2, 2021 Permalink

    For those whining about UK’s record despite 6 draft picks, just look at Pitt! They had the most draft picks in the ACC and we’re a measly 6-5 in a down conference year.