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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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Vols will honor 28 players Saturday on Senior Day

Defensive end Corey Miller stretches before practice last week (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee will honor 28 players before Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, including four who are technically fourth-year juniors but will graduate and play their final games this month.

We’ll have short capsules on each player in Saturday’s News Sentinel. For now, here’s the list.

TE Joseph Ayres

RB Austin Bolen*

LB Brent Brewer

OL Alex Bullard

LS J.R. Carr

DB Tyler Coombes*

LB Raiques Crump

WR/H Tyler Drummer

OL Zach Fulton

LB Gregory Grieco*

DT Daniel Hood

Ja’Wuan James before a game this year (photo by Evan Woodbery)

OL Ja’Wuan James

DB Reggie Juin

LB Greg King

DT Daniel McCullers

DE Corey Miller

S Byron Moore

RB Rajion Neal

QB Tyler Page*

P/K Michael Palardy

WR Brett Parisi*

LB John Propst

LB Dontavis Sapp

DE Jacques Smith

OL James Stone

TE Dakota Summers*

DE Marlon Walls

WR Dylan West*

*fourth-year juniors

‘Sweet Home Alabama’ blares at Vols practice on Tuesday

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — As is customary, Tennessee’s football practice included a few selections from the opponent’s playlist.

That means the Vols heard “Yea, Alabama,” the Crimson Tide’s fight song, and “Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Also, Butch Jones included his familiar tweaks of Tennessee players.

To defensive end Corey Miller: “C’mon, Miller. You have to go against the best tackle in the country, Cyrus Kounandjio.”

To offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James: “James, you get to play on the same field as Kouandjio.”

UT football players, recruits and coach react online to George Zimmerman verdict

George Zimmerman (Associated Press photo)

When George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges after a highly publicized three-week trial, the news provoked angry reaction among some members of Tennessee’s football team.

Junior offensive linemen Antonio “Tiny” Richardson was one of several players to react immediately on Twitter.

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How the recruiting sites projected Tennessee’s roster: A ranking from 1 to 82

Ja'Wuan James, recruiting rankings

Ja’Wuan James is the only consensus five-star player on Tennessee’s roster. (Photo from GoVolsXtra)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — For most players who sign with a college team out of high school, their recruiting ranking is quickly forgotten. But for elite prospects, the burden or benefit of that high ranking doesn’t go away.

We reviewed the rankings for the Vols’ 82 scholarship players to see which high school prep stars were highly regarded and which ones were less acclaimed.

The numbers are from the 247Sports composite average, which aggregates the rankings of all the major recruiting services. In that sense, this is a good way to get a “consensus” ranking. Some services might have ranked players higher or lower.

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