LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jon Toth slid all the way out of the 2017 NFL Draft, but now there’s clarity to the former Kentucky center’s situation.
The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson reported that Toth had surgery on a herniated disk Tuesday, but that multiple teams are still expected to pursue him.
Jon Toth had successful surgery on herniated disk yesterday, multiple teams expects to pursue as rehab progresses
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 24, 2017
Toth saw immediate playing time at Kentucky, and that translated into quite the run. He started 47 of his 48 games for the Wildcats, ending with 47 consecutive starts. Toth was named second team All-SEC after his senior season.
He was the 14th-ranked commitment in Kentucky’s 2012 signing class, but he quickly outperformed his fellow classmates. Toth, from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory in Indianapolis, was ranked the 65th guard in the 2012 class and No. 24 prospect from Indiana.
Toth was one of the surprising snubs of the draft. He was projected anywhere from the third to seventh rounds, but the injury could’ve played a part in the process.