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Three Players That Could Make a Leap

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“The good thing is, week one to week two you’ll see the most improvement.  I feel like we’re doing a good job with those corrections to put ourself in the best position to go out and compete at a high level.”

JD Harmon’s words from Wednesday have not left my brain.  Even if Kentucky won, this statement would still hold true.  The degree of improvement will be affected by the environment and opponent, but regardless, the leap from week one to two will happen.  Here are the top candidates.

Kobie Walker

After spending three years on campus without playing a down, Walker played like a true freshman who had never seen the field.  The 10 tackles looked great on the stat sheet, but he was undisciplined, losing outside containment far too often.  Those mistakes are easily fixed, so long as he relies on his athleticism and doesn’t get washed up in The Swamp.

Chris Westry

Westry received plenty of preseason hype, but didn’t receive much playing time in game one.  Feeling under the weather, Harmon shined in his absence.  Kentucky needs all the guns they can in the Florida heat and there’s no one better equipped to handle the island on the outside than 6’4″ Orange Park, Florida native.

Jojo Kemp

The DeLand native has quite a history with the Gators, biting off more than he could chew as a sophomore.  Before his final trip home, Jojo didn’t start his senior season the way many expected.  It won’t be easy to bounce back against Florida’s defense, but don’t be shocked to see some Mojo from Jojo in The Swamp.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

2 Comments for Three Players That Could Make a Leap



  1. UKPROF
    2:03 pm September 10, 2016 Permalink

    That’s an entertaining article there Nick. “Three players that can make a leap”. I can quickly think of TWENTY THREE (or more) that not only can make a leap but should make a leap! Guess when you have to post something and you are on a time schedule you just pick three ‘high profile’ names and go with it. At least i read your article, so, mission accomplished. Why didn’t you add to that list the names of Mark Stoops and DJ Eliot? Those two guys have more to prove than the rest of the entire team.



  2. Kyblue34
    2:48 pm September 10, 2016 Permalink

    Kemp and Westry will have trouble making a leap as Kemp depends on our OL play (which couldn’t stop an undersized USM DL) and I doubt UF will pass the ball much for Westry to be a factor.