Congratulations to Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy for realizing their dreams and being drafted during this year’s NFL draft. Both former Wildcats were taken in the 6th round, with Guy going to the Seattle Seahawks and Trevathan becoming a Denver Bronco. It was a little late for Trevathan, I think, but Guy was drafted right around where you would expect.
Both are good landing spots for the respective players. Trevathan joins former Cats Jacob Tamme, Jeremy Jarmon and, most importantly, Wesley Woodyard in Denver. Woodyard and Danny have similar skill sets and it shows that the Broncos know how to utilize such a player. UK alum Braxton Kelley was also with the team before moving on from playing football. Denver is becoming Lexington West.
Winston Guy to the Seahawks is an interesting fit. The good news is that Seattle already has a player similar to Guy in Kam Chancellor, whom they have had success with. There has even been talk of the Seahawks adopting a safety/linebacker hybrid position for Chancellor. Guy played the S/LB for Rick Minter’s defense last season and dominated. The bad news is that Guy has little chance of playing/ starting on defense barring injury. Chancellor and FS Earl Thomas form the best young safety duo in the league.
Say what you will regarding the state of Kentucky’s football program and their inability to produce top players, but there are more former Wildcats in the NFL these days than at any time I can remember. Not only are they on NFL rosters but they are key players such as Randall Cobb, Corey Peters, Jacob Tamme, Woodyard and Garry Williams. The highest pick amongst them was Cobb late in the 2011 2nd round but it can only help the program to have Kentucky Wildcats reaching success in the NFL. Best of luck to Winston and Danny with their new teams. Farewell my friends.