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Thursday Quickies: NFL Draft Cats Edition

Kentucky could land two players in the first round of the NFL Draft tonight.

Tonight is the first night of the NFL Draft and Nashville is ready to host the party.

For Kentucky, Josh Allen will be a definite first rounder and is expected to be a top 5 selection. The question now is where does he go? Allen has been mocked to the 49ers (#2), the Jets (#3), and the Raiders (#4).

All have a need for him, but it will be interesting to see where he goes on this monumental night. I would bet at least one of the teams who passes on him ends up heavily regretting it down the road.

Along with Allen, cornerback Lonnie Johnson has been creeping up some mock drafts after performing really well in workouts, to the point where some have been projecting him as a late first round pick. It would be huge for Johnson to land in the first round and quite the turnaround for him, coming from junior college to working his way into being a starting corner for the Wildcats.

He probably still lands in the second round, but we are certainly rooting for a first round selection for him tonight.

The rest of the former Cats will likely be waiting after Day 1 to hear their names called, but the next few days should be exciting to see where the former Cats land.

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Are ex-Cats facing a “Reverse Kentucky Effect”? - Herald Leader

There are rumors that teams are weary of drafting players from Kentucky.

Josh Allen just scratching the surface - Courier Journal

That’s a scary thought for NFL offensive coordinators.

Johnny Juzang makes big announcement - Herald Leader

Juzang had teased his reclassification announcement.

Who is Johnny Juzang? - KSR

A more in-depth look at Kentucky’s newest target

Documentary to feature UK commitment Kahlil Whitney - Cats Pause

This looks like a cool project featuring a future Cat.

Kentucky keeping busy on the recruiting trail - Cats Pause

Coach Cal and the staff are staying busy and hitting the road.

The nine myths you’ll hear on Draft Night - Sports Illustrated

A look at the common cliches you’ll hear this evening.

Nashville is the perfect host for the NFL Draft - Yahoo

If all continues to go well, it will be a homerun for Nashville.

Twist in FBI case could bring Sean Miller back into the spotlight - Yahoo

We thought Miller was going to slide away from being a focal point.

Vlad Jr. joins Blue Jays, will make MLB debut Friday - ESPN

The son of Vlad Guerrero is on his way to the show.

Saban back at work two days after hip surgery - Bleacher Report

Did you expect anything different?