Pros Watch More Vols Than Tiders

National Football League scouts will b e in Knoxville Saturday night when Alabama takes on Tennessee. As a measure of what kind of players the Tide will be going up against, there are more Vols being watched than Bama players. has learned that pro scouts will be in Neyland Stadium watching about 10 Crimson Tide players and some 14 Tennessee players.

Alabama, 7-0 and ranked second in the nation, meets Tennessee, 3-4, at 7:45 p.m. EDT (6:45 p.m. central time) Saturday in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPN.

NFL teams expected to have scouts at the game are the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and New England Patriots.

One player the scouts wanted to watch won't be playing. Bama nose tackle Terrence Cody, a junior, is out for at least two games with a knee injury.

There are some Alabama juniors on their watch lists. They are outside linebacker Cory Reamer, cornerback/kick returner Javier Arenas, strong safety Justin Woodall, tailback Glen Coffee, offensive left tackle Andre Smith, and placekicker Leigh Tiffin.

Alabama seniors being watched are safety Rashad Johnson, quarterback John Parker Wilson, tight end Nick Walker, and center Antoine Caldwell.

The Scouts will be watching Tennessee juniors and seniors and will also be taking a look at sophomore safety Eric Berry.

Other Vols on NFL draft radar are seniors linebacker Ellix Wilson, defensive end Robert Ayers, defensive tackle Demonte' Bolden, cornerback DeAngelo Willingham, tailback Arian Foster, wide receiver Lucas Taylor, and offensive guard Anthony Parker, and juniors linebacker Rico McCoy, defensive tackle Dan Williams, safety Demetrice Motely, center Josh McNeil, offensive guard Jacques McClendon, and offensive tackle Chris Scott.

BamaMag Top Stories