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Tennessee’s NFL pro day: Crowded field of linemen competing for scouts’ attention

Daniel McCullers (center) visits with Mo Couch (left) during pro day on Wednesday (photo by Evan Woodbery).

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s NFL pro day is underway at the Neyland Thompson Sports Complex on campus.

Scouts have plenty of players to keep tabs on.

The Vols’ entire 2013 offensive line, much of their defensive line, a couple of experienced special-teamers and others will be working out.

The 14 players participating in UT’s pro day.

In all 14 players are going through drills. The list is in the photo at above.

We’ll update the posts periodically with notes and quotes.

Here are some 40-yard dash times, according to UT: Alex Bullard (5.69 seconds), J.R. Carr (5.22), Mo Couch (5.32), Daniel McCullers (5.35), Rajion Neal (4.53), Michael Palardy (4.64), Dontavis Sapp (4.68), Jacques Smith (4.94) and Marlon Walls (5.07).

Bench-press reps at 225 pounds: Bullard, 31; Carr, 21; Couch, 31; McCullers, 27, Corey Miller, 33; Neal, 28; Sapp, 25; Smith, 27; Walls, 21.

Tennessee’s offensive linemen work out on Wednesday (photo by Evan Woodbery)

Here are some offensive linemen numbers from the NFL combine for the sake of comparison.

In addition to the 14 players from the 2013 roster shown above, there are a few other former Vols going through workouts, including defensive backs Eric Gordon and Rod Wilks, defensive lineman Willie Bohannon and a handful of players from other local colleges.

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Injury update: Josh Smith, Devrin Young, Alex Bullard

Josh Smith in practice earlier this year (Photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Vols freshman receiver Josh Smith, nursing a hamstring injury, didn’t participate in the portion of practice open to media.

Smith did dress out and participate in walk-throughs, and coach Butch Jones said he expected Smith would be able to play Saturday against No. 1 Alabama.

Receiver Devrin Young, who returned from a hand injury against South Carolina, went through practice without a green injury and without any apparent limitations.

Offensive lineman Alex Bullard, who sat out the first three series of the South Carolina game due at least in part to disciplinary reasons, has also been bothered by an apparent foot injury. But he looked fine in Tuesday’s practice.

Evan Woodbery

October 8, 2013

Alex Bullard

Left guard Alex Bullard didn’t practice on Tuesday with apparent foot injury, but Butch Jones said he was just using the bye week to heal a long-term injury and there was no risk of him missing the South Carolina game on Oct. 19.

Blog: Looking back to N.C. State and ahead to Tennessee’s showdown with Florida

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — I’m 1-0 as Tennessee’s beat writer and the Vols‘ opponent on Saturday should pose little threat to my undefeated record.

Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said all the right things in Monday’s press conference — he even displayed an impressive knowledge of Georgia State’s personnel — but this game should be a breeze.

Because of that, most of the focus this week has been looking back to the N.C. State game or looking ahead to the Florida game on Sept. 15.

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