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PFF names top returning SEC linemen and four of them play for Kentucky

(Photo: Twitter/@Landon_Young_67)

(Photo: Twitter/@Landon_Young_67)

Ladies, eyes down here.

Men, you too.

Brent Rollins from Pro Football Focus revealed the Southeastern Conference’s highest-graded returning offensive lineman, according to PFF, and four of the nine players named are on the Big Blue Wall.

Darrian Kinnard is the league’s top returning lineman with an 89.2 grade. He started all 13 games at right tackle as a sophomore last year.

Kinnard is joined on the list by senior teammates Drake Jackson, Landon Young and Luke Fortner. Again, that is four Wildcats, almost the entire starting line, named as the best in the SEC.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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13 Comments for PFF names top returning SEC linemen and four of them play for Kentucky



  1. Duuuuuude
    11:25 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    This will win us games! They do not get enough credit!



  2. makeitstop
    11:38 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    And really, it was 4 of the top 7. Incredible.



  3. Heavy C
    11:46 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    DAMN. Seriously? DAMN



  4. J-Dub421
    12:21 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    It’s past time the Big Blue Wall got more national recognition. Go Cats!



  5. bbn606
    1:21 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    As talented as Snell and Bowden were, sometimes I think the line may have been the key to their success.



    • ClutchCargo
      2:07 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

      The receivers and TE’s were some unsung heroes in the run game as well.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      2:13 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Imagine how good sweeps, screens, outside runs, and YAC routes can be if they carry that over to next year. A lot of easy passes to get TW warmed up.



  6. Dark Soul
    1:31 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    I just hope the are just as good at pass blocking. They are by far the best run blocking line



  7. ClutchCargo
    2:10 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    It wasn’t that many years ago that a lot of our “big uglies” were just big fat guys. Having legit SEC athletes in the trenches is amazing.



  8. michaelb
    2:15 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    This is what it takes to be a legit sec team … not just great starters but depth on both o & d line . Glad the staff knows this , they been gettin the right guys



  9. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    2:15 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    It does feel a little weird not seeing a single Bama or LSU player on here though but I’ll take it.



  10. classof68
    3:32 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    In the 14 years or so of reading this site, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them tell you the names in a group photo. It kind of would be interesting to know who’s who in a picture. At least they have been consistent about not telling you. So kudos for that.



  11. UoKFB PHAN
    10:05 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Come on Schlarman, you were suppose to call me so I could be in the picture!