Tennessee may not have had any players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, but there’s reason to believe the Vols could have four, five, or even more players selected in next year’s draft.
The Vols don’t have a huge senior class heading into the 2019 season, but the players they do have who are draft eligible are much more likely to find a way to be taken in the 2020 NFL Draft than Tennessee’s previous two senior classes. Not only that, but UT has a handful of juniors who could decide to try their luck in the draft if they put up strong seasons this year.
There’s a good chance Tennessee will get back into the NFL Draft picture in next year’s draft, and there could be close to half a dozen Vols taken if things go well in Jeremy Pruitt’s second season at the helm.
Let’s take a look at the Vols’ most likely NFL Draft prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Note: Transfers Aubrey Solomon and Deangelo Gibbs are both draft eligible for Tennessee, but it remains to be seen if either player will be deemed eligible to play for the Vols this upcoming season. Both are waiting to hear back about their waivers with the NCAA to become eligible for the 2019 season. Because of that, they are not included on this list.