Despite failing to put a quality product on the gridiron the past several years, the Tennessee Volunteers normally have their fair share of departing players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.
This year was no different as five former Vols participated in the NFL's annual dog-and-pony show, where players get poked, prodded, examined, interviewed, dissected—all in front of a television audience.
Tennessee was well represented in Indianapolis: Four of its starting offensive linemen and a mountainous nose guard participated.
The abnormal number of offensive linemen raised eyebrows (and no doubt further frustrated UT fans who can't believe their talents produced just one bowl appearance). According to Titans Online's Craig Peters, Patriots coach Bill Belichick noted:
It's interesting to see almost the entire Tennessee offensive line there—I guess (Alex) Bullard wasn’t there. But he could have been invited. We could have had him too. Then we would have had the whole five offensive linemen from Tennessee. It's pretty unusual to see five guys from one school in that group. But obviously a pretty good looking group of players.
So, how did they fare? Let's take a look at the grades, results and analysis for all the Vols who hope to take their talents to the next level.