The Big Blue Wall has become the staple of the Kentucky football program, featuring names such as Drake Jackson, Landon Young, Logan Stenberg, and Jon Toth.
Once again, this season’s offensive line will be a force to be reckoned with, as it features potential first-round draft pick Darian Kinnard.
According to some, there could be two future first-round picks anchoring down the ends of the line after the late offseason addition of LSU transfer Dare Rosenthal.
One of those who believes that Rosenthal will rise to that level is his former coach, Ed Orgeron. Nick Roush of KSR is in Birmingham for SEC media days and shared this from Orgeron’s press conference on Monday.
“We hated losing him,” Coach O said of Dare Rosenthal. “I think he’s a potential first round draft pick.”— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) July 19, 2021
It’s no secret the type of talent that Rosenthal posses. At 6-foot-7 and 327 pounds, he consistently shows great footwork, speed, and agility out of the stance. He is the type of offensive lineman that is transitioning well into the NFL currently, as offenses are continuing to grow their playbook to feature more and more outside zone.
It is still unknown which position they will have Rosenthal play on the line. One major reason that Darian Kinnard returned for this season is to show his potential and help his draft stock by playing left tackle. The good thing is the versatility Rosenthal possesses will allow him to transition to the right side if need be.
The total plan is not put into place as to who will play where, but it is starting to seem like this years, “Big Blue Wall” could be one of the best of the Mark Stoops era.