Good Morning from Josh Allen, the Newest Member of the Sacksonville Defense

Kentucky’s own Josh Allen was taken seventh overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars last night in the 2019 NFL Draft. For those of you keeping score at home, yes, this is the second year in a row that the seventh overall pick was used on a guy named Josh Allen. Kennedy/Lincoln level stuff.

Allen, who started out as a 2-star recruit experiment, ended up being the best defensive player Kentucky has ever seen. Mark Stoops is proving to be a great developer of talent as fellow 2-star Benny Snell expects to be picked as well.

While we are sad to see Josh Allen leave Lexington, we can sleep soundly knowing we can now what him on Sundays for years to come. But until then, let us look back fondly on the highlights of the best linebacker in the country and newest edition to the Sacksonville defense.

Best of luck, Josh.

Josh Allen Among 23 Prospects Confirmed to Attend NFL Draft

Josh Allen is the highest rated prospect out of Kentucky since Bud Dupree. Mel Kiper even has him in his top 3 best available and is listed as the second best Edge Rusher behind Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.

As of right now, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have Allen going 2nd overall to the San Francisco 49ers. This would make Josh Allen the highest drafted player out of Kentucky since Tim Couch was taken by first overall by the Browns in 1999.

It is every football player’s dream to be drafted in the NFL, much less, be rated so highly that they are invited to the draft itself. Few invitations are given and 23 have been accepted. These are the players that are confirmed to be in attendance on Thursday, April 25.

Of the many schools represented, only two are sending three players. As expected, they are Alabama and Oklahoma. Two other schools will be sending two players. LSU then Iowa is sending two tight ends, of course. The SEC leads all conferences by sending 11 players.