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Benny Snell and Logan Stenberg seeking NFL feedback

Kentucky may end up losing two early-entrants to the pros.

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It’s not quite the offseason yet with a much-anticipated Citrus Bowl matchup with Penn State coming up, but that doesn’t put a hold on various Kentucky Wildcats’ NFL dreams.

On Friday, head coach Mark Stoops revealed that running back Benny Snell and offensive guard Logan Stenberg have reached out to to the NFL on their behalf to see where they stand in terms of getting drafted.

Snell has been looked at as a shoe-in for the upcoming draft since the season started. He’s been projected as high as the mid second round, and now his name should be holding steady in the 2nd-3rd round range of the 2019 NFL Draft. That pick will likely be determined on how many calls and conversations Stoops has with NFL scouts, so it’s no surprise that he’s reached out to his coach to seek feedback.

Stenberg had an impressive season and feels like he could end up in the NFL one day as well. He is a junior who stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 320 pounds, so he definitely has the size. Depending on what the NFL evaluators say, Stenberg could join Snell in leaving for the pros.

Stoops will be busy this offseason as these won’t be the only two players he’ll be making calls for. Kentucky could very well see their best draft class to date if things continue to bode well for them, as they’re already going to have a host of seniors drafted, including Josh Allen, Jordan Jones, C.J. Conrad, Bunchy Stallings, Derrick Baity, Darius West and Mike Edwards.