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Wildcat Quickies: NFL Dreams Edition

Cats realize NFL dreams. Bolden ‘definitely close’ to decision. NBA combine news. Child's play for Towns. More.

Congratulations to all the young men who heard their names called during the 2016 NFL Draft or were signed shortly thereafter and had their NFL dreams realized.

For the Kentucky Wildcats, one Wildcats was drafted as Josh Forrest joined the Rams. However, several other Cats have already signed undrafted free agent deals with various teams will compete for spots on their respective teams' final 53-man rosters for the regular season.

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Forrest had 'goosebumps' getting drafted; News on Melvin Lewis, Jordan Swindle, Cory Johnson - Herald-Leader
Melvin Lewis reportedly agreed to a deal with the Giants. Lewis. Jordan Swindle will sign with the Rams, Cory Johnson will join the Falcons, and Farrington Huguenin will play for the Dolphins.

Child's Play - SLAMonline
The accolades, numbers and his overall maturity make it easy to forget that Karl-Anthony Towns is still a kid.

Update on UK players invited to NBA combine - Courier-Journal
Briscoe, Lee and Poythress will have to wait to learn if they can improve their draft stock at the NBA Draft Combine.

Marques Bolden says he’s ‘definitely close’ to a college decision - Herald-Leader
Bolden says he’s ‘definitely close’ to a college decision, while Duke insiders switched their Bolden predictions yet again Saturday.

SEC post-spring position rankings: Defensive backs - ESPN
If you ask Mark Stoops, there’s not a better cornerback duo in the SEC than his two sophomores, Chris Westry and Derrick Baity.

A 16-Year Old Security Guard For Celebrities: My First Derby - Kentucky Sports Radio
Nick Roush's first Derby story is unlike many first Derby stories.

Reflecting on Howard Garfinkel, a friend and a mentor -
Howard Garfinkel played a large role in the rise of John Calipari.

Kentucky Baseball to Host Eastern Kentucky on May 3 - UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky baseball team has announced the makeup date for the game vs. Eastern Kentucky as the Wildcats will play host to the Colonels on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

NFL Draft grades 2016: Which teams won the draft? -
Washington, San Diego, Buffalo all had what look like the top classes.

Brady Quinn compares the recruiting process then and now -
More than a decade has passed since Brady Quinn went through the recruiting process but it’s still fresh in his mind both in how it was then and how it's changed over time.

Kentucky Derby 2016 | Nyquist arrives to respect at Churchill Downs - Courier-Journal
The Kentucky Derby favorite has more than once beaten the race's second choice.

The day Key & Peele took over an Oakland cat cafe for 'Keanu' - Mashable
We had a meowment.

Apple's great taste doesn't extend to grammar - The Verge
Language evolves and people should just do what's natural so long as it gets meaning across.

Undrafted free agent signings 2016: After NFL Draft, teams begin bidding wars -
Undrafted rookie free agency is a wild ride that follows the seventh round of the NFL Draft every year, as dozens of players not fortunate enough to be picked field contract offers from the league's 32 teams, with both sides hunting for a perfect match.

Takeaways from the stunning and silly satellite camp saga - ESPN
For 20 angst-ridden April days, satellite camps -- freakin’ satellite camps! -- filled the college football news cycle. Digest that for a moment.

Civil War review: Marvel redefines the superhero genre once again- Polygon
The best superhero movie ever? Some are suggesting the newest Captain America may claim that honor.

This dog can't help but dance every time it hears the banjo - Mashable
Today in cute animal news ^