Most Versatile Wildcat: Lynn Bowden Jr. v. Randall Cobb

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Lynn Bowden Jr. #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats returns a punt 56 yards for a touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Lynn Bowden Jr. #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats returns a punt 56 yards for a touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Lynn Bowden Jr. WINS Kentucky’s most versatile player award

LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 24: Lynn Bowden Jr #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats catches a touchdown pass against the Louisville Cardinals on November 24, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 24: Lynn Bowden Jr #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats catches a touchdown pass against the Louisville Cardinals on November 24, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

When it came down to the final category of returns, the answer made itself known. Lynn Bowden is the more electric player. He has the gusto to take on any position.

Was Randall Cobb more skilled than Lynn Bowden across the board? Yes.

But the question of this debate ultimately comes down to who will win you ball games. Both players – and their respective teams – found considerable success, but without Bowden and his ability to slice through defenses in a plethora of ways, CJ Conrad doesn’t beat Mizzou, the Cats don’t upset Penn State in the Citrus Bowl, and they surely don’t go 7-5 without Terry Wilson and Sawyer Smith. I am not too sure Randall Cobb can say the same about his time with Coach Brook’s system.

Lynn Bowden Jr. is much more than a Paul Hornung Award Winner or First-Team All-SEC player. He is the most versatile player in Kentucky history and shall be enshrined forever in the annals of college football.

Who knows, maybe Bowden will be the new ‘Randall Cobb’ in the NFL as he approaches draft day?