Today on Rocky Top: More Former Vols Join NFL Teams


The increasing number former Tennessee football players attending a minicamp headlines the Volunteers’ news on Rocky Top for Tuesday, May 3.

Happy Tuesday everybody. We are into May, and the never-ending presidential primaries are set to continue with the Indiana primary tonight. But there is plenty of news surrounding Tennessee Vols athletics to help you take your mind off of that.

Starting with the draft, there were seven players signed to teams or set to attend minicamps as of Sunday night. A couple of skill players are still missing and haven’t notified us of any chances yet, but the number is increasing.

Also, Tennessee softball guaranteed itself a sweep of the No. 3 ranked Auburn Tigers….in an anti-climactic way.

But before we get into other news, let’s first take a look at the former Vols joining NFL teams.

Former Vol Kyler Kerbyson to attend Saints, Texans minicamps – Dustin Dopirak of the Knoxville News Sentinel

"The Texans hold their camp this weekend and the Saints hold theirs the following weekend. There are no rules prohibiting players from attending multiple camps. Both teams will have the option of offering Kerbyson a contract following the minicamp."

Former Vol Marcus Jackson to attend Lions minicamp – Dustin Dopirak of the Knoxville News Sentinel

"Jackson, who missed the 2015 season with a torn biceps, will have an opportunity to earn a free agent contract at the minicamp. Jackson started five games at left guard in his freshman season in 2011 and 12 games in his redshirt junior season in 2014. He took a voluntary redshirt in 2013, so he was not eligible for a medical redshirt after the 2015 season."

Final Tennessee softball game in series vs No. 3 Auburn cancelled, will not be made up – UTSports

"Intermittent lightning strikes were present in the area from 2 p.m. on and are expected to continue throughout the night along with heavy rain and wind. Approximately two hours prior to game time, heavy wind blew a table off the top deck of the press box and damaged numerous flags in the stands."

Would Tennessee fans riot if Neyland Stadium decreased in size? – Brad Crawford of 247Sports

"The powers that be at Tennessee are making sure the hundreds of millions they’ll spend during the next phase of a massive plan initiated in 2004 is a good investment with regards to fan satisfaction.In short, Vol Nation’s not going to be happy if capacity at one of the SEC’s Taj Mahals dips under 100,000."

Joshua Dobbs No. 8 on CBS list of Top 10 quarterbacks to watch for 2017 NFL Draft – Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports

"No character issues here. As an aerospace engineering major, Dobbs is one heck of a quarterback — and if you have to be told — he is also a top-notch student."