25 Vols On Expanded NFL Rosters After 1st Rd of 2022 Draft, Plus 11 Non-UT With Local Ties; Full List

25 Vols On Expanded NFL Rosters After 1st Rd of 2022 Draft, Plus 11 Non-UT With Local Ties; Full List

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League after the 1st Round of the 2022 NFL Draft, as well as players that were once at UT and other Knoxville area players here on my blog “Vince’s View.”

49ers WR Jauan Jennings / Credit: UT Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers On Expanded NFL Rosters as of 4/29/22 (25)
AFC East (0)
NONE – Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets

AFC North (5)
OT – Ja’Wuan James (71) Baltimore Ravens
DT – Kahlil McKenzie (69) Baltimore Ravens
QB – Joshua Dobbs (–) Cleveland Browns
RB – John Kelly (41) Cleveland Browns
DB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
NONE – Cincinnati Bengals

AFC South (3)
LB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (34) Houston Texans
WR – Josh Malone (–) Tennessee Titans
LS – Morgan Cox (46) Tennessee Titans
NONE – Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC West (5)
DE – Jonathan Kongbo (90) Denver Broncos
OL – Trey Smith (65) Kansas City Chiefs
DT – Kendal Vickers (95) Las Vegas Raiders
FB – Jakob Johnson (45) Las Vegas Raiders
WR – Joshua Palmer (5) Los Angeles Chargers
NONE – 0

NFC East (1)
DE – Derek Barnett (96) Philadelphia Eagles
NONE – Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders

NFC North (0)
NONE – Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

NFC South (6)
WR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Atlanta Falcons
RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
WR – Marquez Callaway (1) New Orleans Saints
TE – Ethan Wolf (86) New Orleans Saints
CB – Bryce Thompson (32) New Orleans Saints
NONE – Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West (5)
TE – Alex Ellis (36) Arizona Cardinals
CB – Emmanuel Moseley (4) San Francisco 49ers
WR – Jauan Jennings (15) San Francisco 49ers
DE – Darrell Taylor (52) Seattle Seahawks
CB – Justin Coleman (24) Seattle Seahawks
NONE – Los Angeles Rams

VFL Free Agents – Recently in NFL
TE – Jason Croom
DT – Malik Jackson
P – Michael Palardy
DE – Kyle Phillips
DB – Nigel Warrior
LB – Alexander Johnson
P – Dustin Colquitt

One-Time Vols That Transferred To Other Schools On NFL Rosters (4)
TE – Daniel Helm (85) Atlanta Falcons (U. of Tennessee/Duke)
TE – Eli Wolf (85) Indianapolis Colts (U. of Tennessee/Georgia)
P – Tommy Townsend (5) Kansas City Chiefs (U. of Tennessee/Florida)
WR – Preston Williams (18) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Colorado St)

Active Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At UT on NFL Rosters (7)
WR – Tee Higgins (85) Cincinnati Bengals (Oak Ridge HS/Clemson)
WR – Amari Rodgers (8) Green Bay Packers (Catholic HS/Clemson)
WR – Randall Cobb (18) Green Bay Packers (Alcoa HS/Kentucky)
RB – Nathan Cottrell (31) Jacksonville Jaguars (West HS/Georgia Tech)
S – Harrison Smith (22) Minnesota Vikings (Catholic HS/Notre Dame)
OG – Nathan Gilliam (65) Pittsburgh Steelers (Farragut HS/Wake Forest)
OG – Cole Strange (–) New England Patriots (Farragut HS/Chattanooga) *Drafted #29 overall, not yet signed

Non-VFL Free Agents Recently In NFL
WR – Jalen Hurd (U. of Tennessee/Baylor)
QB – Nathan Peterman (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)

Check back for an update after the NFL Draft and Undrafted Free Agent signings.

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