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.
.@benny_snell runs an unofficial 4.67 in his second attempt at the 40-yard dash. #NFLCombine #SnellYeah pic.twitter.com/ej7vIA4iQh— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 1, 2019
All the highlights from @benny_snell and his #NFLCombine experience! #SnellYeah #NFLCombine #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/NckMLjWO2o— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 2, 2019
#SnellYeah #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/xhW0Lap4rg— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 2, 2019
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:
Jordan jones is going to be a steal for one of these NFL teams.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) March 2, 2019
LB Jordan Jones runs 4.62 in his first attempt and 4.65 in his second. #NFLCombine #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/Vi4lKVNHU1— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 3, 2019
Jordan Jones with a 123-inch broad jump! ➡️ #NFLCombine #WeAreUK— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 3, 2019
>> @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/qQ0Mjx8LlU
LB Jordan Jones totaled 251 career tackles at UK along with 28.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 14 QBH, 9 PBU and 3 forced fumbles. #WeAreUK #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/5xpOWiSZ1k— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 3, 2019
Keep putting in that work, J. Jones. #NFLCombine #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/nW8oDSzjyD— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
LB Jordan Jones with a great showing at the #NFLCombine. #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/bOCo90E57G— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
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:
.@UKFootball LB @JoshAllen41_ runs a 4.64u in his second 40-yard dash attempt.— NFL (@NFL) March 3, 2019
Allen is @MoveTheSticks' #3 overall prospect.
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Count ‘em with us...28 reps by LB @JoshAllen41_ !— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 2, 2019
Tune in tomorrow for live coverage on the @nflnetwork.#NFLCombine #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/ujwphixcoX
Josh Allen @JoshAllen41_ @UKFootball, LB1 for many, talks his game, his son, and being the best player in the draft. pic.twitter.com/UTk62WF07O— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) March 2, 2019
Josh Allen is one confident dude.— NBCSAuthentic (@NBCSAuthentic) March 4, 2019
The 49ers, Raiders' draft target compares himself to Khalil Mack and Von Miller (via @MaioccoNBCS) https://t.co/HyDMVqmyx9 pic.twitter.com/psG5Dbc2D4
Sports Science making its case for @JoshAllen41_ pic.twitter.com/nUMi89QDJN— Shawn Burkett (@ttekrubs) March 3, 2019
“When you’re here, you’re here to work.”— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
Spoiler: @JoshAllen41_ did
= @nflnetwork#NFLCombine #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/ejfnTaQqeJ
The National Defensive Player of the Year, @JoshAllen41_ got the moves. #NFLCombine #WeAreUK #WaveDrill pic.twitter.com/YeNGWr5vOG— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 3, 2019
.@JoshAllen41_ is a beast. #facts#WeAreUK #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/j00ngJ9lBD— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
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.
Today's Bench Press Results from the DBs:@D_1west25 - 19@Lonnie30johnson - 15@uk_db29 - 10— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 3, 2019
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Db @uk_db29 with the hands.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
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First unofficial 40 time for safety @d_1west25 is 4.40!— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
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DB @lonnie30johnson, who is 6-foot-2, 213, runs a 4.52 in his first 40-yard attempt.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 4, 2019
- @NFLNetwork#WeAreUK #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/CMouVir5Oo
Top official bench reps by safeties at #NFLCombine:— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 3, 2019
1. Khari Willis, @MSU_Football, 22
2. Juan Thornhill, @UVAFootball, 21
t3. D'Cota Dixon, @BadgerFootball, 20
t3. Will Harris, @BCFootball, 20
t5. Darius West, @UKFootball, 19
t5. Zedrick Woods, @OleMissFB, 19
Mike Edwards was TOUGH in all facets for Kentucky this season. pic.twitter.com/vn3yqwfiMb— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 4, 2019
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