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UK’s Josh Allen is a popular man in 2019 NFL mock drafts

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

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With this year’s NFL Draft behind us, many pro football websites have already turned to previewing next year’s draft. There is no shortage of 2019 mock drafts across the internet — too many to read, actually — and if you take a glance at some of them, you’ll see Kentucky’s two-year draft drought will end with some star power entering the league a year from now.

Josh Allen is the hottest name of the bunch as many sites project him as a first-rounder. has him as the sixth overall prospect of the class in its top 100; however, no other Wildcat made the list.

In Yardbarker’s way-too-early mock draft, Allen is projected to go 15th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Kansas City’s defense aged quickly, and they’ll likely be in the market for a pass rusher in next year’s draft with Dee Ford’s future with the organization in doubt and Justin Houston counting substantially against the cap,” it explains. “Not to be confused with the Wyoming quarterback, Allen had seven sacks in each of the last two seasons.”

In that same mock, Benny Snell joins Allen as a first-rounder. UK’s junior running back is projected to go to the Baltimore Ravens, where he would team up with Lamar Jackson, at No. 21 overall.

Over at Yahoo!, Allen is the No. 28 pick to the Minnesota Vikings. The site describes him as “an athletic linebacker with good size (6’5?, 230) that is being asked to be more of a pass rusher than he’ll be in the NFL.”

And we’ll wrap up with the trusted site, which projects Allen as the No. 30 pick to the Green Bay Packers.

“Josh Allen has great size, speed and athleticism, and he also has the versatility to play multiple positions,” it says. “He’s compared to as a hybrid of Leonard Floyd and Zach Cunningham, as he can play in coverage and also rush the quarterback effectively on the edge.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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3 Comments for UK’s Josh Allen is a popular man in 2019 NFL mock drafts

  1. TreyTingle
    10:54 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

    Would love to see Bennie and Josh go in the first round. Would not only be great for them by the Kentucky brand.

  2. UKFootballYall
    11:21 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not a big NFL draft follower but got to say it’ll be fun next year. Definitely going to be lots of Cats getting picked. You heard it hear first, I’m calling CJ Conrad going in the first round as well. The Patriots will take him to replace Gronk. Expecting huge production from him this year as we finally remember he’s on the team and get him the ball.

  3. sardiscat
    12:14 pm May 2, 2018 Permalink

    I’m hoping to see more big plays from Allen against the tougher teams UK plays. Past two years he’s run up impressive numbers during the early part of the schedule, not so great down the stretch against the better SEC teams.