Just one Wildcat drafted

The general consensus was that as many as four, and possibly five Wildcats could be taken in the second day of the NFL Draft. That did not happen. The Wildcats did have their first player taken since 2001, but it was a bit of a surprise.

Kili Lefotu headed into the draft as a player who most thought would have to latch on as a free agent, but the offensive lineman wound up being the lone Wildcat drafted. Lefotu was selected in the seventh round, the 230th player overall, by the Washington Redskins.

Mike Bell, Darrell Brooks, Gilbert Harris and Copeland Bryan were all expected to get drafted by many scouting services. In fact Wildcat head coach Mike Stoops expected all four to be selected. Instead all are expected to sign free agent deals in the next few days.

Injured punter Danny Baugher is also expected to get looks from NFL clubs, but may not sign a contract until closer to training camp when he can prove to teams that his knee is 100%.


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