As the fourth round got underway on Saturday, it was quarterback Joshua Dobbs and receiver Josh Malone that most Tennessee fans had their eyes peeled for.
It was linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, however, who went off the board first among Tennessee players, going to the Detroit Lions in the fourth round, No. 124 overall.
Reeves-Maybin was viewed as a potential high pick heading into his senior season in 2016, but a shoulder injury ultimately derailed his senior season. He fought through it for a few weeks before ultimately deciding to shut it down for the year in mid-October, opting to have season-ending surgery.
Reeves-Maybin still leaves UT as one of its most productive linebackers in recent history with 240 career tackles and 27 TFLs.
The Lions spent three of their first four picks this year on defense in an effort to improve a unit that finished 16th in the league in total defense.