As expected, the 2019 NFL Draft was an historic event for the Kentucky football program.
For the first time in school history, a Wildcat was selected in each of the first four rounds of the NFL Draft. Josh Allen got the ball rolling Thursday night, followed by Lonnie Johnson in the second round, Mike Edwards in the third and Benny Snell in the fourth round.
Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma were the only other schools with players picked in each of the first four rounds.
It took a little longer for the next Wildcat to be drafted. Offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei was selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round with the No. 232 pick. Asafo-Adjei’s selection gives the Cats five NFL Draft picks, the most in one draft since it was reduced to seven rounds in 1994.
The five Wildcats will not be the only ones on NFL training camps this fall. C.J. Conrad, Darius West and Derrick Baity are just a few of the players who will sign as free agents to make their NFL dreams come true.