The Tennessee Volunteers were shut out this weekend, but there wasn’t a game.
The Volunteers did not have a single player taken in the 2016 NFL Draft this weekend, marking the second straight season they’ve gone without producing a selection. To compare, SEC East rivals Kentucky and Vanderbilt each had one player taken, respectively. Missouri and South Carolina had three selections each, UGA had five Bulldogs picked and Florida led the division with seven picks.
Smaller schools such as Middle Tennessee, William & Mary, Montana State, Grand Valley State and South Carolina State had a player drafted. Even a European country and a basketball program had more picks than the Vols.
More 2016 NFL draft choices than Tennessee:
3. Baylor basketball
— Hunter Johnson (@HunterLJohnson) April 30, 2016
Unfortunately for NFL Network analyst and former Vols defensive back, Charles Davis, his fellow panelists weren’t afraid to rub it in.
Okay, now you've gone too far!! https://t.co/TTc9G8poES
— Charles Davis (@CFD22) April 30, 2016
The NFL Network guys are just killing former #Vols DB Charles Davis for no TN players being drafted so far. He’s taking it like a champ.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) April 30, 2016
It wasn’t a great weekend for Tennessee, but next year should be different. The Volunteers have a ton of talent returning for what is expected to be a big year in Knoxville, Tenn. Don’t worry, the Vols will be back in the NFL draft soon enough.