There are a countless number of NFL Draft analysts out there these days. In fact, there’s so many that it’s sometimes hard to figure out which ones you should pay attention to and which ones have no clue.
Well Matt Miller, Bleacher Report’s lead draft writer, is one of those you should be paying attention to.
Miller updated his 2014 NFL Draft Big Board on October 9 and there’s five Vols included on the list.
That means Tennessee, even though they’re perceived to have less talent than last year, could actually have more players drafted in 2014 than they did in 2013.
In 2013 the Vols had four players drafted (five if you count transfer Montori Hughes).
Here’s the players on Matt Miller’s big board.
18. Antonio Richardson – Left Tackle
3. Antonio Richardson – Junior
11. Ja’wuan James – Senior
9. Zach Fulton – Senior
8. Daniel McCullers – Senior
1. AJ Johnson – Junior
It’s no surprise that the majority of those on the big board are from the Vols’ esteemed offensive line.
Miller obviously thinks highly of AJ Johnson, as he should. I think Johnson is one of the most underrated linebackers in all of college football.
Vol fans are hoping Johnson and Tiny Richardson, make the decision to stay for their senior seasons. While it would be great for Tennessee, it’s unlikely either of them will pass up the chance to be drafted in the first round.