All 32 NFL teams represented at Vols Pro Day

The past 2 years Tennessee went without a single player drafted. In 2017 it was evident that's not going to be the case.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee’s Pro Day was an important day for the group of Vols participating, but an even bigger deal for the program in general.

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For the past two years Tennessee did not have a single player drafted. It was evident that’s not going to be the case in 2017. Tennessee is expected to have at least six players and two possible first-rounders in this year’s draft.

Butch Jones compared Friday’s ProDay to his first on Rocky Top. He said there were about 12 or 14 NFL teams represented when he first got to the university in 2013. Friday, all 32 teams were represented.

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Players said it was nerve-wracking to be in front of all that attention, but it is great for the Tennessee football program.

“The Tennessee standard, the Tennessee tradition.We’re finally starting to just get back that attention from the NFL teams and starting to just lay down that foundation,” said former Tennessee wide receiver Josh Malone. “We’ve been working so hard to get Tennessee back to where it was.”

“We’re getting Tennessee back to where it’s supposed to be, at the top. Competing for national championships, SEC championships and getting to the pros,” said former Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash with a time of 4.37.

“It means that we showed we’ve been putting in the work and now that it’s not just our draft class or the next one, but now it’s the standard for how we play and how we perform and how we prepare. This is how Pro Day should look every year,” said his former teammate defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis.

“Having so many scouts, coaches and general managers back at Pro Day it was great to see. This is how Tennessee should be every year,” said former Vol linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.

Looking ahead, some players will get to have individual workouts with NFL teams, but for the most part, Friday begins the waiting game for the NFL draft.

The draft begins on April 27th in Philadelphia.

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