NFL Draft rewind: Kentucky’s five-year recap

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Kentucky has only one player who will get drafted in offensive lineman Larry Warford. Kentucky didn’t have any players drafted in 2006 or in 2007, but they’ve had 11 drafted in the last five years, including emerging star receiver Randall Cobb.

2012 (2)

  • Winston Guy, Seattle (6th round)
  • Danny Trevathan, Denver (6th round)

2011 (1)

  • Randall Cobb, Green Bay (2nd round)

2010 (3)

  • Corey Peters, Atlanta (3rd round)
  • Trevard Lindley, Philadelphia (4th round)
  • John Conner, New York (5th round)

2009 (1)

  • Myron Pryor, New England (6th round)

2008 (4)

  • Jacob Tamme, Indianapolis (4th round)
  • Keenan Burton, St. Louis (4th round)
  • Andre Woodson, New York (6th round)
  • Steve Johnson, Buffalo (7th round)

Best Pro: Kentucky is still trying to find their next Randall Cobb. Cobb’s story of being from Tennessee and being snubbed by the in-state Vols only to star in college at Kentucky is a story in itself, but what he’s doing in the NFL is remarkable. Cobb emerged as Aaron Rodgers’ biggest target in Green Bay, catching 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns in ‘12. And the way free agency is setting up for the Packers, Cobb is the long-term solution to catch Rodgers’ passes in the future.

Most Disappointing Pro: As a fourth-round pick exiting Kentucky, corner Trevard Lindley was set to make waves in the league. He signed a four-year deal in 2010 only to be waved by the Eagles in 2011. He resigned following the 2011 season but was cut again in September of 2012. And he signed with the Eagles yet again in January. Lindley appeared in 11 games in ‘10, making one interception.

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

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