It was a big moment for Lynn Bowden last night. The do-it-all man for the Kentucky Wildcats was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the third round as the eightieth pick in the draft.
The Raiders plan on using him just as the Wildcats did- as a gadget player that can line up anywhere on the field. Bowden was drafted earlier than many had projected him to go.
BBN is extremely excited for their guy and I bet you’ll see a lot of Silver and Black in the stands next season.
Tweets of the Day
His family's reaction says it all.@LynnBowden_1 is HYPED to be a Raider. pic.twitter.com/StxogUkayp— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) April 25, 2020
Not gonna lie. This gave me cold chills.
Been waiting on this moment since the age of 4 Thank you raiders for making my life long dream come true!! Vegas let’s go! https://t.co/AdQURUFBA1— Lynn Bowden Jr (@LynnBowden_1) April 25, 2020
Lynn Bowden Jr: The only player in the country to average 8.0+ yards per carry. pic.twitter.com/yP96MyvxaF— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
Mike Mayock recaps day two Draft | Raiders.com- Mayock and Gruden plan on Bowden to start off returning punts but they understand the wealth of possibilities with a player like him:
“Ultimately, he’ll probably be what we call a joker, which is what I love in [Head Coach] Jon [Gruden’s] offense,” Mayock stated. “It’s somebody who can do multiple jobs. But day one, he’s going to come in and be a running back. In the SEC two years ago, he caught 60-70 passes as a slot. Last year as you guys know he was quarterback/wildcat. He gained over 1,000 yards. We think he’s one of the most athletic, tougher guys in this year’s draft. We’re going to train him to be running back, if he’s able to do that job, we’ll be able to do some other things with him.”
Could Joey Gatewood suit up this year? | Cats Pause- It’s being speculated that the NCAA will allow a one time no penalty transfer rule as early as the upcoming season. This would have an immediate impact as former Auburn Tigers QB Joey Gatewood would be ready to go immediately. With the questions still surrounding Terry Wilson’s health, this is a huge deal for Mark Stoops and Eddie Gran.
SEC leading the pack in draft picks | Saturdays Down South- The SEC has had more players drafted through three rounds than the rest of the Big 5 conferences combined.
Mel Kiper’s Day 2 analysis | ESPN- The Draft Guru breaks down all of the picks he liked and didn’t like.
Churchill Downs announcer ready for September | WDRB- Travis Stone isn’t phased by a later start down for the Kentucky Derby. He’s embracing the late start.
Day 2 Winners and Losers | CBS- How did your favorite NFL team do last night?
Best available for Day 3 | Sporting News- There are two former Georgia quarterbacks on the board and both should go rather early today.
Eagles draft insurance | USA Today- The surprise pick of the Draft last night was Jalen Hurts to the Eagles. Like the Packers, the Eagles already have a starting quarterback in Carson Wentz, but Wentz has been injury prone and erratic at times. Hurts is an intriguing prospect in Philly.
Celebrating Lynn Bowden today. No better way to do it than by watching him dominate the Bird Bums: