Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall has consistently moved opponents backwards in the trenches under John Schlarman’s tutelage. The selfless unit has paved the way for four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons without much fanfare. That’s all changing in 2020.
The Wildcat offensive line has three stars that continue receiving accolades from some of the best minds in all of college football. Cole Cubelic recently ranked Drake Jackson as the best center in the SEC. In Cubelic’s league-wide offensive tackle rankings, only Alabama’s Alex Leatherwood ranks ahead of UK’s Landon Young and Darian Kinnard, ranked second and third, respectively.
The SEC’s top offensive line analyst believes the Cats have the No. 1 center, and the No. 2 and No. 3 offensive tackles. That’s pretty good.
But wait, THERE’S MORE!
Athlon Sports previously ranked UK’s big three on the Big Blue Wall similarly, except Kinnard landed a spot on the first team while Young fell to the second team as the league’s No. 3 offensive tackle.
Another college football outlet, Pick Six Previews, recently dished out a few All-American honors for the Big Blue Wall’s Big Three. Kinnard and Young were third teamers while Jackson graced the fourth team. Kentucky has just as many Pick Six Preseason All-Americans as Clemson.
In summary, enjoy the early accolades for Kentucky’s offensive linemen because somebody has to. All three will ignore the praise ’til the battle is won.