'06 NFL Draft watch: Kentucky

After several successful seasons under Hal Mumme, which eventually led to NCAA sanctions, Kentucky football is in a state of flux. It was just two years ago that a Wildcat was chosen with the draft's fourth selection and now it is quite possible no player from the team will be drafted during the first day next April.   

Scouting the SEC: Kentucky 

A trio of receivers could get late round consideration.  Glenn Holt is a reliable pass catcher with nice size while Scott Mitchell is a possession wide out effective on third down.  Keep an eye on Tommy Cook, another consistent pass catcher who returns for a sixth season after sitting out last year with torn knee ligaments.  All three are late round selections at best. 

The defense offers potential starting LaMar Mills at tackle.  Undersized, Mills is an explosive lineman who plays with leverage and makes plays laterally.   He would be a good fit for a rotational system at the next level.  Senior safety Muhammad Abdullah is an explosive defensive back with solid instincts.  He is aggressive in run support and displays skill in coverage.  He will get looks in the middle rounds. Junior linebacker Durrell White will be moved to defensive end this season.  A terrific athlete, White displays outstanding range, lateral movement and stands out in pursuit.  Lacking great instincts, White offers good upside for the next level but his draft stock will be hurt by the pending change of positions.  Senior cornerback Antoine Hoffmann has potential as a dime back at the next level.  One of the main stories in the off-season was that of the middle linebacker Chad Anderson.  After a prolonged suspension Anderson left the team and is now preparing for next February's combine.  A stout run defender, Anderson is strong at the point of attack and slashes through the trash to get the ball carrier.  Not great in pursuit, he lacks a quick change of direction and is better playing downhill.  Presently he looks like a late round pick.  

Kentucky Prospect List

Name Pos Yr #
Muhammad Abdullah S 5Sr 42
Tommy Cook WR 6Sr 17
Antoine Huffman CB 5Sr 36
Lamar Mills DT 4Jr 45
Durrell White OLB 3Jr 9

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