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NFL.com predicts two more Wildcats picked tonight

(USA Today/Christopher Hanewinckel)

(USA Today/Christopher Hanewinckel)

Day 2 of the NFL Draft will get underway in a couple of hours and two former Wildcats will be paying very close attention to their phones tonight.

Lonnie Johnson is the most likely to hear his name called next in Nashville. NFL.com’s new mock draft for tonight’s rounds projects Johnson as the fifth pick Friday night, at No. 37 to the Seattle Seahawks. “Long, physical press corner just feels right with this team,” says writer Lance Zierlein.

Mike Edwards is the other former UK player who could get picked up Friday. Zierlein has him as the second-to-last name called tonight, at No. 101 overall to the New England Patriots.

Over at CBSSports.com, RJ White’s updated mock draft has Seattle taking Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson over Lonnie Johnson, with Johnson dropping two places to the Buccaneers at No. 39. White has Mike Edwards waiting until tomorrow to get picked.

USA Today’s new mock draft has Johnson falling all the way to No. 76 to the Washington Redskins in the third round.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for NFL.com predicts two more Wildcats picked tonight



  1. J. Did
    6:21 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    GO CATS!



  2. gasman01
    6:45 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Hope Benny doesn’t fall too far…



    • mashburnfan1
      6:54 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

      He was projected 4 to 6 rounder so he has not fallen at all.



    • KYFAN4LYFE
      8:14 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

      Benny will end up where he was always going to be. He’ll have to earn an opportunity for a contract in a few years by working for it journeyman style. The NFL treats RBs that can’t/don’t do anything but run like crap. If he’d have come back for his Sr. year and worked on developing into a more versatile back, with some solid route running and catching, he might have worked his way into the late 2nd or mid 3rd round…but not likely.



  3. recliner coach
    10:54 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Draft needs to be more player friendly, kid gives up eligibility for the draft then if they don’t get drafted then what? Can they go back to school and finish academic scholarship? U would think someone could think of a way for the draft to work where the players don’t have as much to lose, like not drafted, no agent then coming back to college ball



    • ibescootch
      1:34 am April 27, 2019 Permalink

      I think that’s the point. You don’t want the draft to be so saturated with every college player who feels like entering his name, to do it for fun. It’s a business. And they are in the business of choosing the best of the best, not caressing egos. Part of the business of the NFL, is the ability to make good decisions, and if a guy shouldn’t be in the draft, and didn’t do his homework on where he’d potentially go, or simply didn’t do the work to be good enough, the NFL or college doesn’t owe him anything.



    • njCat
      5:55 am April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Works for MBB. Could work for NFL draft as well.

      Just because kids want to go to the NFL doesn’t mean they’ll get drafted. There is no reason they shouldn’t get the opportunity to get feedback and then return to school if not drafted or picked up by a team, so long as they don’t take any $$$.