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Six Wildcats Appear in a Seven Round NFL Mock Draft

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Two weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft, we’ve got a pretty good idea of where Josh Allen will land. There’s plenty of uncertainty surrounding the rest of the Wildcats.

Almost every NFL Draft analyst has slotted Allen third overall to the New York Jets. He will be joined by plenty of his UK teammates, just not in the first round. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler provides a clearer picture of where the rest generally stand in his seven round mock draft.

While some mock drafts get crazy and involve multiple trades, Brugler kept it simple. The draft order is stagnant. Fit to a team plays a role, but generally it should give you a better idea of what he’s hearing from NFL personnel about UK’s prospects.

3. Josh Allen — First Round to the New York Jets
57. Lonnie Johnson — Second Round to the Philadelphia Eagles
118. Mike Edwards — Fourth Round to the Green Bay Packers
239. Darius West — Seventh Round to the New England Patriots
241. Chris Westry — Seventh Round to the Dallas Cowboys
251. Derrick Baity — Seventh Round to the L.A. Rams

What’s most intriguing are the omissions. There’s no Benny Snell and no offensive linemen. Westry earned a seventh round nod after posting crazy pro day numbers and visiting the Cowboys. George Asafo-Adjei’s numbers were equally as nuts, but the lack of depth at cornerback benefits UK’s defense backs.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper isn’t going seven rounds deep, but now he’s willing to go three. As expected, Lonnie Johnson was the only other Wildcat to make the cut. Instead of appearing in the second, Kiper has Johnson falling to the third round to the New England Patriots at No. 73 overall.

I made a bet around this time last year that at least seven Wildcats would be drafted. After seeing how bullish Brugler is on UK’s defensive backs, I’m exponentially more confident I’m winning that wager.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

9 Comments for Six Wildcats Appear in a Seven Round NFL Mock Draft

  1. Matt10
    4:18 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    I pity the league if Benny doesn’t get drafted. When he finds a team it’ll be payback time.

  2. nschulte13
    4:33 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    I can’t see Benny not being drafted.

  3. ClutchCargo
    5:04 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    I can definitely see Benny being an undrafted free agent. Given his athletic abilities and skill set, he might have a better chance of finding the right fit that way than being drafted in the late rounds.

  4. StuckinLville
    5:31 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    No Bunchy? He was an All-American

    • Wade
      9:01 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

      Right how about big George

  5. mashburnfan1
    6:01 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    CBS did a 7 round mock and has 6 CATS on it. Difference is they have Snell going in 5th round to Pack and Bunchy going late to Bills. They say Westry and West are not drafted. I can see Westry not drafted but West should be. Seven seems like the best number.

  6. Wade
    9:00 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    How is baity in the 7th round when he was a lockdown corner in the sec and Benny not listed

  7. Wade
    9:01 pm April 10, 2019 Permalink

    Westry ain’t gettin drafted.

  8. RackEmWillie
    8:58 am April 11, 2019 Permalink

    If Benny gets drafted, and that’s a MASSIVE if, it’ll be in the 6th or 7th round. But I said all along that I wouldn’t be surprised if he went undrafted.

    It is surprising, though, that they have no OL guys.