Updated: Post-draft list of 38 Vols in NFL by division & by position plus 8 one-time Vols & 4 locals

Orlando, FL – January 26, 2020 – Camping World Stadium: Cordarrelle Patterson (84) of the NFC Chicago Bears during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl (Photo by Heather Harvey / ESPN Images)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Updated 4/28 after the Chiefs released veteran P Dustin Colquitt.and Rams signed undrafted free agent rookie LB Daniel Bituli.

Here’s a review of all the University of Tennessee players now on NFL expanded rosters after the 2020 NFL Draft and initial undrafted free agent signings.

Darrell Taylor (Seahawks) and Jauan Jennings (49ers) were drafted, while Marquez Callaway (Saints,) Nigel Warrior (Ravens,) Dominick Wood-Anderson (Seahawks) and Daniel Bituli (Rams) signed as undrafted free agents

The Chiefs released 15-year pro P Dustin Colquitt this week. The Broncos waived punter Trevor Daniel last week. He was brought in to compete for the punting job but never had a chance to do so. Also, Matt Simms is no longer with the Atlanta Falcons and Colton Jumper is back with the New Orleans Saints as an exclusive rights free agent.

You’ll also find below the list of players that were at UT at one time before transferring and finishing their careers elsewhere as well as players that have local ties to the Knoxville area that did not attend the University of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Rosters as of 4/29/20 (38)
x = Rookie
AFC East (4)
TE – Jason Croom (80) Buffalo Bills
FB – Jakob Johnson (47) New England Patriots
WR – Josh Malone (83) New York Jets
DE – Kyle Phillips (98) New York Jets
NONE – Miami Dolphins

AFC North (4)
LS – Morgan Cox (46) Baltimore Ravens
S – Nigel Warrior (–) Baltimore Ravens – x
NT – Dan McCullers (93) Pittsburgh Steelers
CB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
NONE – Cincinnati Bengals
NONE – Cleveland Browns

AFC South (3)
OG – Zach Fulton (73) Houston Texans
QB – Joshua Dobbs (1) Jacksonville Jaguars
OLB – Jordan Williams (40) Tennessee Titans
NONE – Indianapolis Colts

AFC West (4)
OT – Ja’Wuan James (70) Denver Broncos
ILB – Alexander Johnson (45) Denver Broncos
DE – Kendal Vickers (–) Las Vegas Raiders
TE – Jason Witten (82) Las Vegas Raiders
NONE – Kansas City Chiefs
NONE – Los Angeles Chargers

NFC East (4)
DB – Rashaan Gaulden (38) New York Giants
DE – Derek Barnett (96) Philadelphia Eagles
TE – Alex Ellis (85) Philadelphia Eagles
DT – Malik Jackson (97) Philadelphia Eagles
NONE – Dallas Cowboys
NONE – Washington Redskins

NFC North (5)
QB – Tyler Bray (9) Chicago Bears
WR/KR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Chicago Bears
CB – Justin Coleman (27) Detroit Lions
OLB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) Detroit Lions
P – Britton Colquitt (2) Minnesota Vikings
NONE – Green Bay Packers

NFC South (4)
P – Michael Palardy (5) Carolina Panthers
RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
LB – Colton Jumper (51) New Orleans Saints
WR – Marquez Callaway (–) New Orleans Saints – x
NONE – Atlanta Falcons
NONE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West (9)
RB – John Kelly (42) Los Angeles Rams
TE – Ethan Wolf (84) Los Angeles Rams
LB – Daniel Bituli (–) Los Angeles Rams
DE – Jonathan Kongbo (61) San Francisco 49ers
CB – Emmanuel Moseley (41) San Francisco 49ers
WR – Jauan Jennings (81) San Francisco 49ers – x
OG – Kahlil McKenzie (62) Seattle Seahawks
DE – Darrell Taylor (–) Seattle Seahawks – x
TE – Dominick Wood-Anderson (–) Seattle Seahawks – x
NONE – Arizona Cardinals

Notes and Numbers On UT Players
*38 U. of Tennessee players on expanded NFL rosters
*New Orleans has the most current UT players with 4
*NFC West is the division most represented with VFLs with 9 total players
*DL is the largest position represented with 8
*20 of the 32 teams have a UT player on active rosters
*There are 8 players that were once at U. of Tennessee but then transferred (see full list below)
*There are 4 players that didn’t attend UT, but have Knoxville/East TN ties (see full list below)

UT Players In The NFL By Position (38)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 4
TE – 5
FB – 1
OL – 3
DL – 8
LB – 5
DB – 5
P – 2
PK – 0
LS – 1

Free Agents To Watch from University of Tennessee
S – Micah Abernathy
S – Eric Berry
P – Dustin Colquitt
P – Trevor Daniel
P – Matt Darr
LB – LaTroy Lewis
QB – Matt Simms
TE – Luke Stocker
OL – James Stone


One-Time Vols That Transferred To Other Schools On NFL Rosters (8)
TE – Eli Wolf (–) Baltimore Ravens (U. of Tennessee/Georgia)
TE – Lee Smith (85) Buffalo Bills (Powell HS/U. of Tennessee/Marshall)
P – Tommy Townsend (–) Kansas City Chiefs (U. of Tennessee/Florida)
QB – Nathan Peterman (3) Las Vegas Raiders (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)
WR – Preston Williams (18) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Colorado St)
DE – Dewayne Hendrix (–) Pittsburgh Steelers (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)
TE – Daniel Helm (43) San Francisco 49ers (U. of Tennessee/Duke)
WR – Jalen Hurd (14) San Francisco 49ers (U. of Tennessee/Baylor)

Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At UT on NFL Rosters (4)
WR – Tee Higgins (–) Cincinnati Bengals (Oak Ridge HS/Clemson)
P – Chris Jones (6) Dallas Cowboys (Carson-Newman)
WR – Randall Cobb (–) Houston Texans (Alcoa HS/Kentucky)
S – Harrison Smith (22) Minnesota Vikings (Catholic HS/Notre Dame)

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