26 DAYS UNTIL THE BIG DAY...
Trevard Lindley came in to the 2009 Season with very high expectations considering the year he had previously. In 2008, Lindley was considered to be one of the top five corners in the league. Despite the rankings, Lindley chose to return to Kentucky for his senior year. This proved to be quite costly for the defensive back as his stats and play dropped dramatically. I was relatively excited to see what he was bringing to the table at the beginning of the year only to find myself a bit disappointed in the end.
Lindley finsihed his career with the Wildcats with 10 interceptions most of which came in his junior year with 4.
There were several significant moments in Lindley's career, but none more so than the game clinching interception against Georgia in '06. That specific play gave Lindley the confidence he needed and success blossomed from there.
I still believe that Lindley has the tangibles needed to have a successful pro career but he will have to go back in time and figure out what he was doing when he was having success to breed the same sort of success.
Below, we will take a look at some of Lindley's accomplishments while at Kentucky.
Unfortunately I could not find an exclusive clip of Trevard Lindley, so you'll have to accept my apology in regards to that. You can however, sift through and find some decent footage of him in this game against Louisville. Lindley wears #32.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- All-America (second team) by Walter Camp Football Foundation, CollegeFootballNews.com (2008)
- All-America (third team) by Phil Steele's College Football (2008)
- All-SEC (first team) by SEC coaches, The Associated Press, Phil Steele's College Football, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com (2008)
- UK Most Valuable Player as elected by UK players (2008)
- Sophomore All-America (third team) by CollegeFootballNews.com (2007)
- All-SEC (third team) by Phil Steele's College Football (2007)
- Freshman All-America (first team) by Rivals.com, the FWAA, and The Sporting News (2006)
- SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches and The Sporting News (2006)
- UK Most Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player as chosen by UK coaches (2006)
- SEC Freshman of the Week by SEC office vs. Georgia (2006)
- Named to the "All-Bowl Team" by Rivals.com (2006)
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Tackles||Misc||Interceptions|
|9/5||@Miami (OH)||W 42-0||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||25||25.0||25||1||2|
|10/10||@South Carolina||L 28-26||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|10/17||@Auburn||W 21-14||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|10/24||Louisiana-Monroe||W 36-13||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|10/31||Mississippi State||L 31-24||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|11/7||Eastern Kentucky||W 37-12||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2009 Postseason Game Log||Tackles||Misc||Interceptions|
|GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL||@Clemson||L 21-13||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:
Lindley could potentially be a good value pick for someone in the mid to later rounds. Had he come out last year, his value and stock would have been a bit higher. It's one of those decisions that a junior can make to either (A) make themselves very wealthy while their stock is at a peak, or (B) come back for the final year to increase or decrease their potential earnings; Lindley happened to go the wrong way with his decision to return for another year. Being hurt for a few games in the middle of the year made matters even worse.
He measured at 5'11" and weighed 183 LBS at the combine.
Possibilities -- 4th Round: Picks 99-131, 5th Round: Picks 132-147.
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