Tennessee football: How former Vols fared in 2020 NFL divisional round

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There were five former Tennessee football players who competed in the divisional round of the 2019-20 NFL Playoffs. Here’s how those Volunteers performed.

Although six players from Tennessee football are technically on rosters of teams that competed in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs this past weekend, Jordan Williams is on injured reserve with the Tennessee Titans. So only five competed.

Of those five players, two are heading on to the conference championship games next week. There’s a chance both of them reach the Super Bowl, and there’s a chance neither of them reach the Super Bowl, as there is one team in each game that has at least one former Vol who is playing on the roster.

En route to this position, though, what’s clear is that Tennessee football had some standout talent performing during the divisional round. All of them are veterans in the league, some dating back to the mid-2000s.

As a result, our ranking of former Vols by performance in the NFL Playoffs this past weekend is a little difficult to break down. None of them actually had a negative performance, and even the three who were on losing teams stood out.

Just like last week, this ranking will be based on how each individual played in his game. It will have nothing to do with whether or not his team won, although a player who stepped up his performance would obviously naturally give his team a better chance to win.

The level of impact each person could have on the game became a tiebreaker here as well, as we really can’t say many negative things about the people we are bringing up. Again, they all did their parts even if their team didn’t.

So let’s go ahead and do these rankings knowing that everybody deserved a shoutout. This is how all five former Vols competing in the divisional round of the 2019-2020 NFL Playoffs this past weekend represented Tennessee football.

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