NFL Draft Preview: Former NFL WR Derrick Mason on Vols, top WRs & sleepers

Derrick Mason and Vince Ferrara / Credit: 99.1 The Sports Animal

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

As part of our 99.1 The Sports Animal 2020 NFL Draft coverage, presented by UT Athletics, we are doing some Zoom Video and Audio interviews. We’re working hard to get you ready for pretty much the only thing going on in sports that happens to be immensely popular anyways, the NFL Draft.

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I visited with former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason to break down this year’s group of wide receivers. Mason spent time with the Tennessee Titans/Oilers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Houston Texans. In his 15 year NFL career from 1997 to 2011, Mason compiled 943 catches, 12,061 yards and 66 touchdown receptions.

Here are some players we discussed in the conversation and where they are ranked among wide receivers in draft analyst Mike Detillier’s Draft Guide.

-Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb (2)
-Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy (1)
-Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III (3)
-LSU WR Justin Jefferson (4)
-Arizona St WR Brandon Aiyuk (5)
-Clemson WR Tee Higgins (7)
-TCU WR Jalen Reagor (9)
-Tulane WR Darnell Mooney (38)
-Tennessee St. WR Chris Rowland (61)
-Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings (30)
-Tennessee WR Marquez Callaway (36)
-Purdue TE Brycen Hopkins (6 at TE)

Watch that full interview with Derrick Mason below.

Visit our mock draft central page here and don’t miss our draft special on our station throughout the entire first round starting at 8pm April 23 here on 99.1 The Sports Animal.



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