Kentucky Wildcats College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Kentucky Wildcats Offensive Player
RB Chris Rodriguez, Jr.
He’s not going to catch many passes, but the 5-11, 224-pounder will bring power along with a good enough burst to average 7.1 yards per carry. He tore off 533 yards and six scores in 2019 and 785 yards and 11 touchdowns last year even though he missed the Alabama and Florida games. Great late in the season, he ran for 100 yards in each of the last three SEC games he played in, including against Georgia.
2. OT Darian Kinnard, Sr.
3. WR Josh Ali, Sr.
4. OG Luke Fortner, Sr.
5. TE Keaton Upshaw, Jr.
Best Kentucky Wildcats Defensive Player
S Yusuf Corker, Sr.
He’s a free safety who does free safety things. He might not be all that big, but the 6-0, 197-pounder is a terrific tackler and all-around playmaker with 77 tackles – coming off a 74-tackle 2019 – a sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and two picks last season.
2. LB Jacquez Jones, Sr.
3. LB DeAndre Square, Sr.
4. DE Josh Paschal, Sr.
5. LB Jordan Wright, Sr.
Top Incoming Kentucky Wildcats Transfer
QB Will Levis, Jr.
Wan’Dale Robinson is an explosive playmaker coming in from Nebraska – he ran for 580 yards and caught 91 passes in his two years – and getting linebacker Jacquez Jones from Ole Miss was massive, but the team needs a quarterback who can make the new style of offense his.
There are other options, and Levis is hardly a sure thing to get the job, but the 6-3, 222-pounder from Penn State can work as the type of baller who can do a little of everything.
He hit 60% of his passes for 644 yards with three touchdowns and two picks, and ran for 473 yards and six touchdowns for the Nittany Lions.