Good morning, BBN.
Five Kentucky Wildcats realized their dreams over the weekend as they were drafted to the NFL: Josh Allen, Lonnie Johnson, Mike Edwards, Benny Snell, and George Asafo-Adjai. Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow had to be bursting with pride as all of them were recruited by them.
It’s a wonderful cap off to one of the most successful seasons in UK Football history. 10 wins, a Citrus Bowl win over Penn State, and five players drafted. Honestly I’m not sure there’s ever been a more successful season.
Now it’s time to move on and focus on the coming season. UK still has plenty of talent but they will miss all of the players that were drafted and signed as free agents.
These will be the guys that will always be remembered as the ones that changed the culture of Kentucky football.
Tweets of the Day
Gunnar Hoak has decided to forgo being the back-up at UK to be... the back-up at Ohio State.
Kentucky running backs selected within the first 122 picks of the NFL Draft in the Common Draft Era: Sonny Collins, 1976; George Adams, 1985; Moe Williams, 1996; Artose Pinner, 2003; Benny Snell, 2019— Corey Price (@coreyp08) April 28, 2019
Five Cats sign free agent deals | Cats Pause- CJ Conrad was one of five Cats that went undrafted but eventually signed to a team as a free agent. Good luck to those guys going forward.
Five Cats Drafted | WDRB- Out of all the players drafted I think Benny ended up in the perfect situation. There hasn’t been a more Steelers style running back since the Bus.
Winners and Losers from the Draft | CBS- The Giants were losers, of course, due to their very questionable drafting decisions.
UK picks up a road win | UK Athletics- Zack Thompson picks up a complete game win over Florida. The Cats get a much needed win 5-1.
Kawhi Leonard drops 45 in Game 1 win | USA Today- Toronto beat Philly 108-95 in the first game of their series. Kawhi also had 11 rebounds to go with his 45 points.
Gunnar Hoak to Ohio State | Cats Pause- It is indeed a blow to UK that Hoak is not on the roster as Terry Wilson’s back-ups will be freshmen. I don’t get the move for Hoak because he’s going to be in the same position. But best of luck to the kid.
UK remembers gymnast Shelby Hilton | UK Athletics- Hilton, a former gymnast, passed away on Friday after a five year battle with cancer.
Battle of Winterfell predicted by military experts | Vox- The hype around this episode is palpable and I cannot wait.