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Kentucky Football players shine at the NFL combine

Kentucky is churning out legit NFL prospects

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NFL Combine - Day 4 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The NFL combine took place over the weekend, and eight Kentucky Wildcats football players performed for the numerous NFL scouts.

Josh Allen, Jordan Jones, Benny Snell, Darius West, Lonnie Johnson, and Derrick Baity all performed and put on a good snowing for themselves and the UK football program and how well they developed them as players.

Unfortunately, CJ Conrad was sent home with a newly discovered heart issue but hopes to be ready for Kentucky pro-day. And Mike Edwards did not perform due to his right hand being in a cast, but will also hope to perform at the UK Pro Day.

Check out some of the highlights of the former Wildcats in action:

Benny Snell supposedly ran a “below-average” 40-yard dash time, but a 4.67 for a 224 pound power back not known for his speed is impressive. Benny will be a steal for a team in the second or third round.

Jordan Jones took his draft stock way up over the weekend, performing well with the other linebackers. As he had a down year for the UK football team, compared to counterpart Josh Allen, he put on a show at the combine and Vince Marrow thinks so as well:

The GOAT Josh Allen was up next and is the projected third overall pick now that Kyler Murray has overtaken the top spot. Allen was the national defensive player of the year for a reason and showed why he was a force in the SEC this season:

The defensive back’s for Kentucky might have made the most impressive showing in terms of NFL potential. Kentucky is almost certainly going to have a top-5 pick in Josh Allen, but CB Lonnie Johnson gives Kentucky a very good chance at having two first-round picks in this year’s draft. Darius West proved that he can be a steal in the draft in the later rounds and might have played himself into a potential second-round pick.

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