Interestingly enough, nine of the 500 are former University of Tennessee athletes.
There's quite a drop-off at this point, then fullback Cory Anderson shows up at No. 183. Linebacker Marvin Mitchell follows at No. 289. Offensive lineman David Ligon, projected as a center, is No. 385 and wide receiver Jayson Swain rounds out the Vol contingent at No. 407.
NFLdraftscout.com projects Meachem and Harrell as first-round NFL Draft picks, with Sears listed as a Round 1-2 pick. Wade is pegged as a second-rounder, with McBride a Round 2-3 selection. Anderson is projected to go in Round 5. Mitchell is rated a Round 7 guy who might have to settle for a free-agent contract. Ligon and Swain are listed strictly as free-agent prospects.
The 2007 draft begins today at noon with Rounds 1-3. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sunday. ESPN will air today's rounds and ESPN2 will televise tomorrow's. The NFL Network will televise both rounds.