We haven’t made it to Memorial Day, but there’s already one preseason college football magazine on newsstands.
This week Athlon Sports released their college football preview, along with magazines for each major conference. In the SEC edition, six Kentucky Wildcats are all-conference selections.
- Benny Snell, First Team Running Back
- Mike Edwards, First Team Safety
- C.J. Conrad, Second Team Tight End
- Lynn Bowden, Third Team All-Purpose Back
- Bunchy Stallings, Third Team Offensive Guard
- Josh Allen, Third Team Linebacker
Usually Kentucky gets no respect. That’s not the case in Athlon, but there are a few people who might have a bone to pick.
Josh Allen is a third team selection, but he’s projected by ESPN as the No. 1 outside linebacker in next year’s NFL Draft. The SEC produced plenty of elite edge rushers, but I find it hard to believe there are six guys better than Allen. Another linebacker who could have made the cut was omitted, Jordan Jones. Injuries sidelined him for much of the 2017 season, but he was an All-SEC selection in 2016 as the conference’s third-leading tackler.