NFL Draft rewind: Tennessee has put 14 players in the NFL over last five years

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The NFL Draft is just around the corner on May 8th. SDS will take you around the SEC to look at every team and just how many players they have put into the league over the last five years.

Throughout the years, Tennessee has been one of the SEC’s top NFL factories, but the number of NFL players from Knoxville has slightly decreased recently. However, Butch Jones is working to revive that, and the only way to make it happen is to recruit and develop better talent. The Vols’ Cordarrelle Patterson electrified the NFL with his play, and he and Eric Berry headline the Vols’ draftees the last five years.

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Tennessee has put 14 players in the NFL over the last five years:

2013 (4)

Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings (1st round)
Justin Hunter, Titans (2nd round)
Dallas Thomas, Dolphins (3rd round)
Mychal Rivera, Raiders (6th round)

2012 (1)

Malik Jackson, Broncos (5th round)

2011 (2)

Luke Stocker, Bucs (4th round)
Denarius Moore, Raiders (5th round)

2010 (6)

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)

2009 (1)

Robert Ayers, Broncos (1st round)

Here is every player drafted from all 14 teams over the last five years:

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