Mid-Afternoon Football Fix

NFL Draft, more position changes and more off-season news and notes.

1) Two redshirts that were on the 2007 roster for the Music City Bowl were Albert Hanks (5-10, 200), a running back from Maryland, and Kramer Hendericks (6-5, 195), a tight end from Cincinnati. Hanks could move to safety in the future or possibly mature into a fullback like John Connor did. Hendericks, meanwhile, could be another solid tight end to add to the mix. Tyler Sexton has more than been capable of filling the void for tight end depth the past few years.

2) Talented freshmen OL and Alabama native, Jake Lanefski has been moved to center on the offensive line after the staff evaluated him during his redshirt freshmen year. He is expected to contend for the starting position this spring with Jorge Gonzalez. Lanefski is only 265 pounds and growing, so he could likely be moved again in the future should he get bigger.

3) Although Kyrus Lanxter gets all the pub, it was Redshirt frosh Anthony Mosley, who was honored three times this past year as Scout player of the week. The coaches have raved about his attitude and practice habits. The Tucker, Ga. native gets lots in the shuffle, but he's got some wheels. He just needs some fine tuning but there is no doubt about his speed.

4) As we expected, redshirt freshmen Chris Drayton has made the move to outside linebacker just prior to bowl preparations. He should come into spring practice around 220 pounds. Drayton's got great speed and was a hard hitter in high school. At Kentucky, he'll be able to utilize that speed and linebacker instincts in a conference that feeds off of athleticism at the position.

5) Word I've received is that UK will look to the junior college ranks for a wide receiver if things don't work out with Aaron Boyd from Lexington (Ky.) Henry Clay. Look for Marquis Avery from Fullerton (Ca.) JC or Attrail Snipes from Bakersfield (Ca.) JC to be atop the list. Snipes was committed to Hawaii, but with June Jones gone, I doubt he'll land there. He nearly committed to Kansas State, anyways, this past month. There is also Itawamba Community College's Chris Wilson, who is hearing from Kentucky as well. UK had been recruiting a lot of Itawamba recruits previously, but didn't make a splash like expected because most did not meet academic requirements to enroll early.


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