Kentucky football continues to bolster their roster for next season, with the latest addition being Wyoming interior offensive line transfer Emmanuel Pregnon. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound lineman has received additional offers from some of the biggest programs in the country, including Penn State, Auburn, and UCLA.
Pregnon joined Wyoming in 2020, but the season ended up being a wash due to COVID-19. In 2021, he recorded his official redshirt season before finally stepping into a starting role this past year. Playing at right guard, Pregnon played 625 snaps and earned a 73.9 grade, according to PFF, ranking him 54th among all offensive guards in college football. While his pass protection was average, his run blocking ranked in the top-50.
Pregnon will have three years to play three seasons, and he’s already received recognition for his efforts on the field. After the most recent season, he was named Pro Football Focus third-team All-Mountain West and was a College Football News second-team Freshman All-American.
The Kentucky offensive line has long been a point of strength, but they struggled last season after losing some key players to the NFL. Offensive line coach Zach Yenser has a big job ahead of him in his second season, but he’s already taken steps towards improvement. In addition to Pregnon, Kentucky has added Alabama interior offensive lineman Tanner Bowles to the mix, as well as moved Jager Burton from guard to center.
With these new additions, Kentucky’s offense is looking like it will be in good shape next season. Pregnon could be a valuable asset to the team, and they are excited to see what he can do on the field. Their transfer class is already impressive, with players from North Carolina, Ohio State, and Vanderbilt joining the team, and it seems like they’re not done yet.