Good morning BBN!
After a busy weekend following our favorite NFL teams throughout the NFL Draft, the time is starting to officially switch back to football season with OTA’s already beginning and Mandatory minicamps coming in just a few short weeks.
It was also a successful weekend for Kentucky Wildcats that entered their names into the draft, as three players were selected in the seven-round draft this weekend.
The biggest storyline in regards to UK is the slide of Will Levis all the way out of the first round. In what was a shocking turn of events for the star quarterback, he didn't have to wait that long into day two before the Tennessee Titans traded up to the 33rd pick to select their QB of the future.
Alongside Levis, Chris Rodriguez Jr. was also drafted in the Sixth round by the Washington Commanders with the 193rd pick. Carrington Valentine also came off the board in the Seventh round, as the cornerback landed in Green Bay with the 232nd pick.
Now with undrafted free-agent deals starting to ink deals, including Tashawn Manning landing a deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
Keep an eye on DeAndre Square, Keidron Smith, and Jacquez Jones in the coming days as I'm sure franchises will take a shot on at least a camp invite if they don't get signed.
Overall, a major congratulations is in order to all players that are seeing their dreams come true this weekend.
Tweet of the Day
.@iversonclassic National High School Player of the Year pic.twitter.com/5Oqu1lcoKJ— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 29, 2023
DJ Wagner & Justin Edwards were MVP's of the Iverson Classic. Here's a look at their highlights along with Rob Dillingham. pic.twitter.com/fHQu1E2TyI— Rare Rookies #BBN (@rarerookies) April 30, 2023
The Cats will be heading to Toronto here in just over a month. Not too much longer until we get to watch DJ Wagner, Justin Edwards, Rob Dillingham, and the rest of this standout class lace it up in a Kentucky jersey.
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Selected by Washington in 6th Round of NFL Draft – UK Athletics
Rodriguez finished as the No. 3 rusher in Kentucky history.
Carrington Valentine Selected by Green Bay Packers in Seventh Round of NFL Draft – UK Athletics
The junior defensive back led the SEC in passes defended in 2022.
No. 15 Kentucky Drops Series at No. 5 Vanderbilt – UK Athletics
Vanderbilt scored a pair of runs in the first inning and then answered every rally with one of its own.
Late Lead Erupts as Miss. St. Scores Nine Unanswered to Win – UK Athletics
The Kentucky Softball team saw a five-run lead evaporate in the final two innings.
When do OTA’s begin- NBC Sports
Track when you can see your NFL teams new rookies take the field.
Two TE’s emerging for Kentucky in class of 2024- KSR
Two names for the BBN to monitor heading into the summer.
Titans labeled Day two draft winner- Cats Pause
A lot of people like the landing spot for Will Levis.
Teams set NFL Draft trade record- ESPN
It was a busy weekend for the front offices, as the teams completed 43 (!!!) total trades over the three days of the draft.
Jacob deGrom heads to IL- ESPN
Not the news that Rangers fans want to see.
Draft Day three winners and losers- CBS Sports
Which teams did well in rounds 4-7?
John Rahm shoots a 61 to surge up the leaderboard in round-three- CBS Sports
Can Rahm win his fifth tournament of the PGA season?
Record 12 QB’s taken in the first five rounds of NFL Draft- Fox Sports
A lot of new QB’s in the league this coming season.