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Lynn Bowden named one of College Football’s Most Underrated Players

Too many people are sleeping on Lynn Bowden.

One of the most explosive playmakers in the SEC, UK’s uno has not received a whole lot of preseason love from the college football pundits, generally considered a second or third team All-SEC performer. Athlon Sports believes he’s one of the nation’s 50 most underrated players.

After a solid freshman season in 2017, Bowden was even better last fall. He emerged as one of the nation’s top all-around players, catching 62 passes for 728 yards and five scores, averaging 21.9 yards on kickoff returns and taking two punts back for a score.

The final statement requires more context. Bowden returned two punts for touchdowns, but only fielded five all season. Crazy.

Poised to receive more touches than ever before, he’s ready to leave his imprint on college football in 2019.

[Athlon Sports]

Article written by Nick Roush

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

4 Comments for Lynn Bowden named one of College Football’s Most Underrated Players

  1. ukkatzfan
    6:59 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

    Number 1 is.

  2. natertatter
    8:42 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

    every body in america is going to know who lynn bowden is after this season…..and if they let him return punts there will be heisman talk…

  3. snakeman3342
    1:18 am July 7, 2019 Permalink

    They for sure have to find more ways to get him the ball in space. Wilson just needs to be able to hit him consistently on slants so he can get a good head of steam.

  4. UKfanforlife
    3:08 pm July 7, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t think Bowden is under rated. He is a star and a future NFL player. Wilson is the one that overlooked and does not get any respect.

    The passing game will be a greater weapon, this season. Wilson will perform. Bowden doesn’t have to carry the load alone, as the only play maker. Yes, Snell is gone. That doesn’t mean there is not other play makers on this team.

    Kentucky’s weakness will be its unproven secondary. Can they make the plays at the end of the game, when the pressure is on?

    PPG for the offense, will go up this coming season, by at least 10 a game average. That is my prediction. The Cats will win a minimum of 7 games and could win a lot more, barring injuries to star players.