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.