Updated: May 2
Draft picks? Football? That's right, this university is a two-sport school now and draft picks are becoming an annual thing between the football and basketball programs. In recent years, it's been more of football than basketball. So, do what you want with that.
After Kentucky had three players drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, it extended the school's all-time draft pick list to 231 total, and 24 under Head Coach Mark Stoops. Will Levis' selection continued the school's streak of now 5 straight drafts where at least one of their players have been selected within the first three rounds.
In this year's draft, Will Levis went 33rd overall to the Tennessee Titans, Chris Rodriguez Jr. went 193rd overall to the Washington Commanders, and Carrington Valentine went 232nd overall to the Green Bay Packers. Before this year's event, UK had 228 previous draft picks. Here are the Stoops era picks, with the full all-time list link at the end.
2022: Wan'Dale Robinson (New York Giants) - 2nd Round, 43rd pick
2022: Josh Paschal (Detroit Lions) - 2nd Round, 46th pick
2022: Luke Fortner (Jacksonville Jaguars) - 3rd Round, 65th pick
2022: Darian Kinnard (Kansas City Chiefs) - 5th Round, 145th pick
2021: Jamin Davis (Washington Football Team) - 1st Round, 19th pick
2021: Kelvin Joseph (Dallas Cowboys) - 2nd Round, 44th pick
2021: Quinton Bohanna (Dallas Cowboys) - 6th Round, 192nd pick
2021: Brandin Echols (New York Jets) - 6th Round, 200th pick
2021: Landon Young (New Orleans Saints) - 6th Round, 206th pick
2021: Phil Hoskins (Carolina Panthers) - 7th Round, 232nd pick
2020: Lynn Bowden (Las Vegas Raiders) - 3rd Round, 80th pick
2020: Logan Stenberg (Detroit Lions) - 4th Round, 121st pick
2019: Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars) - 1st Round, 7th pick
2019: Lonnie Johnson Jr. (Houston Texans) - 2nd Round, 54th pick
2019: Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - 3rd Round, 99th pick
2019: Benny Snell Jr. (Pittsburgh Steelers) - 4th Round, 122nd pick
2019: George Asafo-Adjei (New York Giants) - 7th Round, 232nd pick
2016: Josh Forrest (Los Angeles Rams) - 6th Round, 190th pick
2015: Bud Depree (Pittsburgh Steelers) - 1st Round, 22nd pick
2015: Za'Darius Smith (Baltimore Ravens) - 4th Round, 122nd pick
2014: Avery Williamson (Tennessee Titans) - 5th Round, 151st pick
Before Mark Stoops took over the throne in 2013, draft picks weren't as common, but in the program's 122-season history, there have been quite a few. Here is the list of UK's all-time draft picks that date back to the year of 1937.