A week from now, we’ll know where some of Kentucky Football’s most talented players will continue their careers. In the first of many media appearances in the coming days, Mark Stoops went on NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute” today to brag on his draft prospects, starting with Josh Allen, who is projected to go in the top five Thursday night.
“When you’re this high of a pick, I think it’s common for people to come in and look at him and try to dissect things and find a weakness,” Stoops said. “I’m not just saying this because obviously I’m very fond of Josh and what he’s done for us, but there’s not a lot of things he can’t do. He’s an elite pass rusher. He’s got great instincts. He’s fantastic on his feet. He’s physical. There’s really nothing he can’t do and he’s a fantastic human being.”
Most draft experts have Lonnie Johnson going around the fourth round, but his stock is rising, with the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah projecting him to go as high as 20th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stoops said Lonnie’s only scratched the surface of his potential.
“Somebody in the NFL is going to get a fantastic player because he’s still got a lot of upside. Has not played corner his whole life, has only played cornerback for three years and has a lot of upside and he’s just a fantastic person once again.”
Of course, Stoops was also asked about Benny Snell, who met Snell Yeah the horse at Keeneland yesterday.
“It’s perfect to name a horse after him because he was a workhorse for us. He was a guy that kind of rode. He was a guy that wanted the football in tough situations.”
Sadly, NFL Network won’t let me embed the video for you, so click here to watch it on their site.
I can embed this great sneak peek at KyWildcatsTV’s feature on Josh Allen that comes out next week:
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) April 19, 2019