With Antonio Gates on the open market and Hunter Henry having suffered an ACL injury, that depth chart has been decimated. The only healthy tight end to return to the team this year is Sean Culkin, who played 11 snaps in 2017.
Culkin, an undrafted free agent who appeared in just one game last year, isn’t the answer. Braedon Bowman, who has been on four teams in his two years in the NFL, isn’t the answer. Undrafted free agents, considering the late-blooming nature of the position, aren’t the answer. That leaves Virgil Green and only Virgil Green to shoulder the load.
At the line of scrimmage, the Rams might have the league’s most drastic story of haves and have nots.
Does Duke have the locker room leadership to steer this program to its potential? That question affected our confidence in this team’s previous standing.
Earlier this month, it seemed as if John Calipari had missed the mark in recruiting, a foreign concept for Kentucky fans during his tenure. And then — Wait a minute! — that’s Calipari’s music! That’s Calipari’s music! On April 10, Calipari tweeted, No one truly knows what we are doing until it’s done. Finished yet? after locking up commitments from five-star talents E.J. Montgomery and Ashton Hagans, a likely candidate to reclassify from the 2019 class.
The moves elevated a stacked class that already had Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley to the No. 2 spot in ESPN’s recruiting rankings, one spot behind Duke. But Calipari’s team might still grow. Reports suggest 2019 standout Tyrese Maxey is considering the Wildcats and reclassification. A Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys grad transfer could come aboard. And the three players Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys who’ve entered the draft without hiring agents — Wenyen Gabriel, PJ Washington and Jarred Vanderbilt — could announce their returns to Lexington, too.