Tennessee Football: Where Joe Milton Ranks After the NFL Draft Combine

Tennessee football's Joe Milton receives national attention after NFL Draft Combine performance this past weekend.
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Joe Milton had a day at the NFL Draft Combine over the weekend, drawing social media by showing off his arm talent. We all know how strong his arm is after seeing him play over the past few seasons on Rocky Top, but he's being introduced to a lot of new eyes across the NFL.

He didn't participate in any of the speed drills but did show off his arms and his vertical and broad jump. Milton's 35" vertical is the second-best among all quarterbacks who participated in the combine, and had the longest broad jump with 10'1", beating out his opponents at the quarterback position.

The NFL and Tennessee Football social media accounts conveniently showcased Milton's performance in a six-minute video that you can watch here:

His performance drew national media attention from all types of reports and fans. Even Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take praised Milton's arm talent.

Along with his cannon being long-distance, he can also put some heat on his passes. Milton had the hardest-thrown pass among the other quarterbacks at the combine with a 62 mph throw.

Milton grades out as a top-ten quarterback in most draft rankings, or falls right outside the top ten. NFL Draft Buzz has him ranked 10th among quarterbacks in this year's draft. His overall ranking also has him as a third day pick.

The New Orleans Saints have Milton as the ninth-best quarterback in this year's draft class. The Saints cite his arm strength as one of his positives but his consistency could prevent teams from taking a chance on him come draft time.

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In the right system, Milton could flourish. His size and arm talent are undeniably among the best in this year's draft and possibly throughout the NFL. He might not be a generational or franchise quarterback, but he could be a servicable backup or potential starter one day with the right coaching staff and offensive system.