31 Vols in NFL to open 2018 season; VFL depth charts, stats and notes

Bay Lake, FL – March 16, 2017 – Wide World of Sports: Josh Dobbs during the 2017 class at Gruden Camp (Photo by Heather Harvey / ESPN Images)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Time to look at the full list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League as the 2018 season gets underway.

You will find numbers, roster spots, stats and much more on the VFLs in the NFL. You will also see the list of players with local ties to the Knoxville area or didn’t end their college careers at Tennessee.

I’ll update this list throughout the year as roster changes are made here on my blog “Vince’s View” driven by Oak Ridge Nissan, Feel free to bookmark my blog page and check back often.


Tennessee Vols NFL Notes
-Currently 31 U. of Tennessee players are on NFL teams
-27 of the 31 are on 53-player rosters (3 practice squad/1 IR)
-6 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (3 draft picks)
-8 players were among the last line of cuts and now free agents
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 5
-DB & OL are the largest position of VFLs in the league right now with 5
-Not counting special teams, there are 6 starting Vols
-21 of the 32 teams have a VFL
-24 of the 32 have either a VFL or a local player


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 9/8/18 (31) x = rookie
Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (starting LS)

Buffalo Bills
Jason Croom (80) TE (2nd team TE)

Carolina Panthers
Michael Palardy (5) P (starting P/H)
Rashaan Gaulden (28) DB (2nd team FS)-x

Chicago Bears
Tyler Bray (9) QB (practice squad)
James Stone (74) OL (practice squad)

Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Malone (80) WR (2nd team WR)

Cleveland Browns
Britton Colquitt (4) P (starting P/H)

Denver Broncos
AJ Johnson (45) LB (3rd team ILB)-x

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (2nd team OLB)

Houston Texans
Zach Fulton (73) OL – 6th season (starting RGG)
Trevor Daniel (8) P – 1st season (starting P/H)-x

Jacksonville Jaguars
Malik Jackson (97) DT (starting DT)

Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry (29) S (starting SS)
Dustin Colquitt (2) P (starting P/H)
Kahlil McKenzie (66) OG (2nd LG)-x
Alex Ellis (82) TE (2nd team TE)

Los Angeles Rams
John Kelly (42) RB (4th team RB)-x

Miami Dolphins
Ja’Wuan James (70) OT (starting RT)

New England Patriots
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR (2nd team WR, starting KR)

New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (41) RB (starting RB)

New York Giants
Jordan Williams (79) DL (reserve/injured)

Philadelphia Eagles
Derek Barnett (96) DE (starting DE)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) OG (starting LG)
Daniel McCullers (93) NT (2nd team NT)
Cameron Sutton (20) DB (2nd team RCB)
Joshua Dobbs (5) QB (2nd team QB)
Justin Hunter (11) WR (2nd team RWR)

San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB (practice squad)-x

Seattle Seahawks
Justin Coleman (28) DB (2nd team LCB)

Tennessee Titans
Luke Stocker (88) TE (2nd team TE)


Knoxville Area Players/Finished College Elsewhere (5) x = rookie
Buffalo Bills
Nathan Peterman (2) QB – 3rd season *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (starting QB)

Dallas Cowboys
Chris Jones (6) P – 8th season *Carson-Newman (starting P/H)

Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb (18) WR – 9th season *Alcoa HS/Kentucky (starting WR)

Minnesota Vikings
Harrison Smith (22) S – 8th season *Catholic HS/Notre Dame (starting FS)

Oakland Raiders
Lee Smith (86) TE *Powell HS/Marshall (2nd team TE)


Teams Without Any Players On Current Expanded Rosters From UT (11)
Dallas *
Green Bay *
LA Chargers
Minnesota *
NY Jets
Tampa Bay
*Do have a local player


UT Players In The NFL By Position (31)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 3
TE – 3
FB – 0
OL – 5
DL – 4
LB – 2
DB – 5
P – 4
PK – 0
LS – 1

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