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Saturday Headlines: Draft Cats Edition

Three Wildcats realized their NFL dreams last night.

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s definitely a good morning for Wan’Dale Robinson, Josh Paschal and Luke Fortner were all three drafted to the NFL. Mark Stoops continues to build an NFL presence.

Luke Fortner was the 65th player selected and he is heading to Jacksonville. Wan’dale Robinson went in the second round to the Giants, while the surprise of the night was Josh Paschal going 46th to the Detroit Lions. He had been gaining significant buzz leading into the Draft.

Darian Kinnard is still waiting for his name to be called so he can join his teammates at the next level. It is a little surprising that three of his teammates have been selected over him. He was the highest thought of player on the team in terms of the NFL Draft but NFL teams don’t seem to know if they want him as a guard or a tackle.

Good luck to the rest of the Cats today!

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I’d say Mark Stoops had a good night.

Headlines

What losing Jai Lucas to Duke means to Kentucky | Cats Illustrated- This may not be that big of a deal in the long term, but the immediate optics and reaction were terrible. It seems like every time the Cats gets some good news- Tishebwe and Antonio Reeves -they get some bad news- Sharpe and Lucs-.

Keion Brooks enters the portal | Cats Pause- I don’t think this is a surprise to many. Keion Brooks had a nice career at Kentucky, but the front court is loaded and it felt like he had maxed out at Kentucky. Good luck to him in the future.

How Kentucky replaces Wan’Dale Robinson | KSR- It’s not going to be just one guy. Wan’dale was special and it’s going to take two or three to replace his production.

Oscar Tshiebwe thinks Cats will be fine with or without Shaedon Sharpe | Vaught’s Views- Bless your positivity, Oscar. The fans need it.

Cats win in Starkville | UK Athletics- UK wins 7-3 behind Tatum Spangler’s (8-1) complete game.

Bat Cats get blown out in series opener | UK Athletics- It was a 9-3 loss in Starkville. It’s been a miserable season.

Big surprises of day of the Draft | CBS- The Draft concludes today.