Five Vols On Matt Miller’s 2014 NFL Draft Big Board

Sep 7, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Justin Coleman (27) celebrates scoring a touchdown on an interception against Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Brandon Doughty (12) (not pictured) with teammates Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton (23) and Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Top 32 Overall Players

18. Antonio Richardson – Left Tackle

Offensive Tackle Rankings

3. Antonio Richardson – Junior

11. Ja’wuan James – Senior

Guard Rankings

9. Zach Fulton – Senior

Defensive Tackle Rankings

8. Daniel McCullers – Senior

Inside Linebacker Rankings

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.

 

Topics: Football, NFL Draft, Tennessee Volunteers

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