The Kentucky Wildcats are sitting at 6-1 on the season and have the potential for an 11-1 season with the way their schedule shapes up in the back half.
In recent seasons, we have seen several former Cats hear their names called in the NFL Draft and with the way the program is trending, we should expect that number to be on the rise.
Offensive tackle Darian Kinnard is the first Cat selected, as he goes 51st overall to the Denver Broncos.
“In the wake of the Ja’Wuan James saga, the Broncos still have yet to solve their right tackle position. In his slimmed form, Darian Kinnard could provide what they need. Kinnard brings great straight-line athleticism and power. Improving his hands, however, is key.”
Wan’Dale Robinson is the next Kentucky player selected. PFN has him as the 68th pick to the Indianapolis Colts. Robinson has been phenomenal this season for Kentucky, and the BBN needs to enjoy this season because Robinson is going to be playing on Sunday’s.
Will Levis is the third Cat to come off the board as a fourth-round pick going 108th overall to the Seattle Seahawks. After a few weeks where Levis struggled, he has completely turned it around stringing together two quality performances against LSU and Georgia.
Luke Fortner has been one of the anchors of the Big Blue Wall during his career and will be playing on Sunday’s as well. PFN projects him to go 149th overall to the Colts.
Josh Paschal is putting together an incredible season for the Kentucky defense, as he continues to blow up other team’s offensive drives week after week. He is also protected in the fifth round, 158th overall to the San Francisco 49ers.
Safety Yusuf Corker is the final Cat projected to get drafted, as PFN has him going to the 49ers with the 234th overall pick in the seventh round.
There is still a lot of season left and a lot that can change, but we are looking at another big NFL Draft for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2022.
You can check out the entire seven-round NFL Mock Draft here.