Lynn Bowden joined Paul Finebaum for a segment on the “Paul Finebaum Show” Tuesday to reflect on his Kentucky career and to discuss preparation for the NFL Draft.
With the NFL Draft set for April 23-25, Bowden is doing his best to prepare and be ready for when life returns to normal.
“I’m just staying in shape,” Bowden told Finebaum. “I’m just going up, running bleachers every day. I’m doing different things to perfect the craft because, at any moment, the world could go back to the way it’s supposed to and I just want to make sure I’m staying in shape so I can get my shot.”
The former Kentucky football star didn’t get the opportunity to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine due to a hamstring injury and UK’s pro day was canceled due to COVID-19. Bowden actually thinks that helps him in the draft.
“I think my film speaks for itself, as humbly as I can say it. I think it just forced them to watch the films more and with the film, I think I should be good.”
While Bowden discussed his future, he also praised Mark Stoops and the direction of the Kentucky football program. It will be hard replacing one of the most explosive players to ever take the field in Lexington, but Bowden believes the sky is the limit for Kentucky.
“When I got there, it was starting the upcoming way we were going and I had to learn patience, as I said before when I was on here and I learned, the guys there, the coaches they got there, is the perfect fit for them because they’re building young men from the ground up. Just look at me. I came in immature, young-minded and now I’m just a grown man. It was just more than football that they teach at the University of Kentucky and it prepares you for life outside of football.
“All the players got to do is just buy into what Coach Stoops wants to do and Coach Stoops, he’s a mastermind at putting the team in the best places. Offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators, they’re going to do their thing. It’s just a matter of if they want to buy into the program. And if they buy in, they should be good. The sky is the limit for them.”
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 8, 2020