CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli believes that those ranking Tennessee as a top-10 team are "moving just a bit too fast."
ESPN's Mel Kiper sees Tennessee junior DE Derek Barnett as the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft class.
Tennessee junior CB Evan Berry was named to the preseason Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.
ESPN's Alex Scarborough referred to Tennessee junior RB Jalen Hurd as "the SEC's version [of] Christian McCaffrey."
Tennessee senior CB Cameron Sutton regressed from a +13.4 PFF grade (No. 1 in the 2017 class) in 2014 to a +2.8 (No. 40) last year.
Rivals analyst Adam Gorney wrote that Tennessee junior DE Derek Barnett is "an athletic playmaker who will be taken early [in the draft]."
Tennessee senior LB Jalen Reeves Maybin said, "I don’t think anyone has any idea at all about how much goes into the academic side of things."
ESPN's Edward Aschoff wrote that Tennessee redshirt junior RB Alvin Kamara "has the ability to be a true triple threat."
Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman keeps "hearing ... over and over ... from NFL people I trust" that Tennessee legend Peyton Manning wants to coach his alma mater.
NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter wrote that Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs "continued growth as a pocket passer makes him a player worth watching every week."
Sports Illustrated's Zac Ellis wrote that if Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs "evolves into a legitimate downfield threat, he could emerge as the top quarterback in the SEC."
Tennessee did not have a player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Colts signed Tennessee OLB Curt Maggitt.
Rams signed Tennessee WR Marquez North.
Knoxville police chief David Rausch indicated that his department will no longer provide courtesy calls to Tennessee when student-athletes are involved in off-field incidents.