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Bowden, Stenberg ranked in The Athletic’s Top 300 Draft Prospects

(Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

(Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL Draft is only days away and The Athletic is getting you ready with a final update to its big board.

A new Top-300 Draft Board is out for the site’s subscribers with Chase Young maintaining the No. 1 spot he held all year, followed by future Cincinnati Bengal quarterback Joe Burrow and one of Young’s teammates running in third.

Kentucky had two players make the cut, the two we know will get drafted later this week.

Lynn Bowden is first among the Cats at No. 111 overall with the following breakdown of his talent:

111. Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky (5-11, 204)

Similar in ways to Braxton Miller as a prospect, Bowden lacks nuance as a route runner and his development as a receiver was interrupted with his move to quarterback in 2019. He is clearly most comfortable with the ball in his hands and displays a natural sense of his surroundings to create. Overall, Bowden is an unpolished pass catcher and must improve the specifics of the position to reach his full potential, but he brings versatile and instinctive playmaking skills to the slot and return game.

Logan Stenberg can be found on down but still in the 100s at No. 174. Stenberg’s scouting report in the story goes:

174. Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky (6-6, 317)

Stenberg competes with a mauling attitude and is not only physically aggressive, but he works to dominate the mental game as well, getting into the heads of defensive linemen. While he removes defenders from run lanes with his play strength, he tends to play tight and upright in pass protection, causing his base to narrow and allowing rushers to move him. Overall, Stenberg must improve his pad level and discipline issues to be a more consistent performer, but his competitive edge and natural power are why he has starting potential in the NFL.

To see The Athletic’s entire board for this week’s draft, click here but you’ll need a pre-existing account or a credit card on hand.

The Draft starts Thursday night with Round 1; Kentucky’s big night is Friday with the second and third rounds.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR