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Josh Paschal to enter NFL Draft, Robinson and Square undecided

Jack Pilgrim01/01/22


Article written by:Jack PilgrimJack Pilgrim
Photo by Dr. Michael Huang | Kentucky Sports Radio

Kentucky will officially lose its star pass-rusher to the NFL Draft, while two other key pieces are still weighing their options.

Following UK’s win over Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, senior defensive end Josh Paschal confirmed he would be entering the draft, ending his five-year career in Lexington.

“Yeah, it’s official,” Paschal said after the win.

He then thanked Big Blue Nation for their support over the years, saying it’s been “a hell of a ride” in Lexington.

“Thank you BBN!!! It’s been a hell of a ride!! Forever thankful.”

The 6-foot-3, 278-pound defensive end missed the Citrus Bowl with a groin injury, one he suffered in Kentucky’s victory over Louisville to close out the regular season. Paschal finished the year with career-highs in total tackles (52), solo tackles (24) and sacks (5). He racked up 137 tackles (72 solo), 13 sacks and three forced fumbles in five years as a Wildcat.

Elsewhere, star receiver Wan’Dale Robinson and standout linebacker DeAndre Square remain undecided regarding their future plans. Both players will go home and talk things over with their families before going public with their final decisions.

“I’m going to sit down with my family, talk with them and just figure out what’s best for us,” Robinson said. “That decision, I feel like, will come soon.”

“I’m definitely going to talk with the people I love and see what’s the best option for me. Definitely,” Square added.

Quarterback Will Levis is the only other Wildcat to finalize his plans, previously announcing he would be returning for his senior year back on Dec. 20.

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