Published March 11, 2013 - 1:55pm
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Tennessee is known for putting players in the NFL, and 2013’s draft will certainly add three more to the total with Tyler Bray, Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter.
But Tennessee has only had 13 players drafted in the last five years, and the lack of talent the Vols are normally known for producing has been very evident over the last few years in Knoxville.
- Malik Jackson, Broncos (5th round)
- Luke Stocker, Bucs (4th round)
- Denarius Moore, Raiders (5th round)
- Eric Berry, Chiefs (1st round)
- Dan Williams, Cardinals (1st round)
- Montario Hardesty, Browns (2nd round)
- Jacques McClendon, Colts (4th round)
- Chris Scott, Steelers (5th round)
- Jonathan Crompton, Chargers (5th round)
- Robert Ayers, Broncos (1st round)
- Jerod Mayo, Patriots (1st round)
- Brad Cottam, Chiefs (3rd round)
- Erik Ainge, Jets (5th round)
Best Player: Okay. Maybe Eric Berry has only been in the league for three years with the Chiefs and has only played two because of a knee injury, but Berry is one of the top NFL safeties and still one of the best college players I’ve ever seen. The Chiefs selected Berry 5th overall in 2010, and he lived up to the five-star hype at Tennessee and the first-round hype in the NFL. In two full seasons, Berry as racked up 178 tackles, two sacks and 19 passes defended. Berry is a freak.
Most Disappointing Pro: The Broncos picked Robert Ayers in the first round in 2009, and he hasn’t exactly lived up to that hype yet. In fact, he’s a backup defensive end in Denver, something the Broncos didn’t want out of a first-round pick. Ayers has totaled 113 tackles and 6.5 sacks in four seasons.
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