April 23, 2013
It's been 20 years since Kentucky has had an offensive lineman picked in the NFL draft. We took a long look at what led to that and how it affects a program today on CatsIllustrated.com, but the streak of 20 years doesn't mean much without context.
So how does Kentucky's drought compare with what other SEC teams have done in the same time? Here's when every other SEC program last had an offensive lineman drafted:
Ole Miss (2012)
South Carolina (2012)
Mississippi State (2011)
Texas A&M (2008)
So it's been 20 years since Kentucky has had an offensive lineman drafted. Every other SEC team has had one picked in the last 5 years, and if you don't include the new members, they've all had one picked in the last 3 years.
It's pretty remarkable that the gulf could be that wide, and it shows you what a big deal it is that Warford is going to end the streak.