Tennessee football: How former Vols fared in NFL wild-card round

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Tennessee football had five former players compete in the wild-card round of the 2019-20 NFL Playoffs. Here is a look at how those Volunteers performed.

As always, Tennessee football was well-represented in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. However, lots of Vols were sent home, and it certainly didn’t end well for those guys. Not all of them are at fault for what happened, though.

Two of the five former Vols who actually saw action over the weekend advanced to this round. Including those guys, six former Vols are on the rosters of current NFL teams set to play this weekend while five have a chance to see action.

But some got to the divisional round without contributing much, and others were eliminated while giving it everything they had. Either way, Tennessee football is not done having guys represented in the playoffs.

In this post, though, we’re going to look back on how former Vols performed during the wild-card round. UT has a history of putting players in the Super Bowl, and they have quite a few looking to continue that trend this year. Last weekend’s games was a first step.

As we mentioned earlier, to qualify, players actually had to see action. Being on the reserve squad or hurt themselves meant they couldn’t do anything to gain recognition over the weekend, and quite a few fit that bill.

Jason Croom of the Buffalo Bills, Jakob Johnson of the New England Patriots, Colton Jumper of the New Orleans Saints and Jordan Williams of the Tennessee Titans all are on injured reserve. Meanwhile, Malik Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles has been out all year due to injury. Since none of them saw action, they obviously won’t be a part of this.

Now that we got those guys out of the way, let’s take a look at the ones who did see significant action. This is a ranking of how all five former Tennessee football players performed in the wild-card round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs.

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