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Drayton Pavey

Drayden Pavey has as much upside as any ’25 lineman in Kentucky.

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Freshmen are usually delegated to Junior Varsity. That is especially true where the freshman in question plays for the Class 5A, District 5 Jaguars from Cooper High.

Cooper was 7-4 a year ago. Coach Randy Borchers has a really good program in Northern Kentucky which is a factor in the district race and beyond on a yearly basis.

Now we don’t evaluate volumes of JV film. However, this kid’s JV film was worth seeing. It reminded us of an axiom we used to commonly use.

Varsity players will manifest during JV games. They are the guys who look like they are too good to be out there.

We believe we have just perfectly described Cooper High’s class of ’25 prospect, Drayden Pavey. He looked to us like a varsity guy running around a JV game.

Pavey is 6-2 and weighs 265-plus pounds. Pavey is hard-charging off the line of scrimmage and collisions well along a front particularly for a young OL.

Pavey is listed as a DT/G prospect. We saw clips of him at DT but his offensive clips looked like they were at Tackle and not Guard.

We agree his frame is better suited to play inside as opposed to outside. We also think he would make a fine offensive center and would help himself out, from a recruiting standpoint, to work on his repertoire at that particular position.

We like him as a DT too. Pavey looks to us to be explosive and twitchy and built solidly and well, particularly his bottom-half.

Among Pavey’s best attributes maybe his in-class performance. Pavey carries a 3.5 GPA. Grade like that make him a “take” at a variety of schools on a variety of levels of competition.

Either way, Pavey needs to find the lineup. We believe Coach Borchers will take care of that, with some preseason help from Pavey, very early this coming Fall.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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