A huge storyline for the NFL draft was Josh Allen becoming the eleventh top 10 pick in program history and the 17th first rounder. He is the highest Wildcat drafted since Dewayne Robertson in 2003 when he was selected 4th by the Jets. Another storyline for Kentucky during the draft was Josh Allen’s banner that Kentucky paid for and placed downtown near the draft, but it was removed by the NFL and the shithead Roger Goodell. Well, panic no more Cats fans, the banner has returned home.
This just brings a smile to my face. Allen is Kentucky’s best prospect in years and I truly believe he’ll make an immediate impact in Sacksonville. Another thing this proves is how Stoops can bring the true talent in every single underdog…well not everyone but this shows he has the ability to find a true star.
Allen was the 5th linebacker drafted from Kentucky in the past 8 years. The list includes Josh Forrest, Bud Dupree, Za’Darius Smith, and Avery Williamson. He was Stoops’ 6th drafted player since he has been at Kentucky and the second first round pick…again Bud Dupree. Allen is the 3rd Kentucky member of the Jags joining Marlon McCree and Winston Guy. Here’s to hoping Josh Allen’s career is much more impactful than those two players. So, thank you to Kentucky for returning this banner to its’ rightful home…where Allen’s lustrous career began.