Tennessee Football: Jalin Hyatt’s draft stock is on the rise

Former Tennessee football wide receiver, Jalin Hyatt, has been making a name for himself in the eyes of NFL Scouts.

It’s been 10 years since Tennessee football has had a wide receiver drafted in the first round, and Jalin Hyatt is looking to break that streak in this year’s upcoming draft.

Hyatt is very familiar with breaking records and making a name for himself. Last season, Jalin was a unanimous All-American for the first time in the last 14 years of Tennessee football.

Nov 26, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jalin Hyatt (11) after a first down catch during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at FirstBank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL Rookie Watch on Twitter:

“Jalin Hyatt grew up in Irmo, SC, but was not recruited by either South Carolina or Clemson coming out of high school. They thought his frame was too small to be a receiver in their programs. Hyatt would eventually commit to Tennessee, ranked as a 4 star and the 33rd best wide receiver in his class.”

Where will Jalin Hyatt likely land in the draft?

Heading into this year’s draft, Jalin Hyatt is currently the No. 3 ranked wide receiver.

Jalin Hyatt had 1,267 yards and 15 Touchdowns in his epic Junior season. Multiple CBS Sports Analysts currently have Tennessee football’s WR listed at the following:

Chris Trapasso: Round 1, Pick 21 (Chargers)

Kyle Stackpole: Round 1, Pick 26 (Cowboys)

Ryan Wilson: Round 1, Pick 29 (Saints)

All three of these analysts have Jalin Hyatt projected to be a first-round pick, and he continues to impress these scouts with his lightening fast speed, and amazing route running.

NFL Rookie Watch tweeted the following on Twitter:

“Jalin Hyatt said he is targeting to run a ‘4.29’ in the 40-yard dash next month at the NFL Combine. Only 16 players in the history of the NFL Combine have run faster than that.”