The University of Tennessee has consistently put player after player into the NFL. Regardless of what the team's record has been, players have moved on to play football at the next level.
The Vols have had 330 players selected in the NFL draft, and countless others who have signed free-agent contracts.
Looking at the 2012 roster, there are plenty of players with the talent to play professionally. Some need some seasoning in the college ranks before they are ready; others are almost ready to go now.
Here are five Vols who are ready to play in the NFL now.
(After the latest happenings in Knoxville, this list looks slightly different. Da'Rick Rogers has been indefinitely suspended, and therefore is not on this list.)