Six Vols go in NFL Draft

Six Tennessee Vols have been selected in the National Football League Draft, which concluded its three-day run just minutes ago.

Safety Eric Berry and defensive tackle Dan Williams were taken Thursday night in Round 1. Tailback Montario Hardesty was selected Friday in Round 2. Three Vols were taken today - offensive lineman Jacques McClendon in Round 4, offensive lineman Chris Scott and quarterback Jonathan Crompton in Round 5.

Here's a recap of the six Vol draftees with commentary taken from the website:

ERIC BERRY, safety, Round 1, pick 5, Kansas City Chiefs. Pick Analysis: The Chiefs ignore their needs along the offensive line to add a dynamic playmaker in the secondary. As a safety with rare corner-like skills, Berry is capable of roaming the deep middle or covering slot receivers in man-to-man. With his underrated blitz skills, Berry figures to be an important part of Romeo Crennel's aggressive defense.

DAN WILLIAMS, defensive tackle, Round 1, pick 26, Arizona Cardinals. Pick Analysis: The Cardinals add a key piece to their defense by nabbing Dan Williams. The hulking interior defender has the size and strength to thrive as a nose tackle, and his ability to occupy multiple blockers should free the team's linebackers to roam freely inside. Although linebacker remains a pressing need, the decision to fortify the front line should result in better play from the linebacker corps in 2010.

MONTARIO HARDESTY, running back, Round 2, pick 59, Cleveland Browns. Pick Analysis: The Browns trade up to grab a big, physical runner in Montario Hardesty. He has outstanding speed, and his underrated cutback skills make him a solid fit in the Browns' scheme. With Jerome Harrison lacking the size to be the lone back, Hardesty should receive a high volume of carries as a key reserve.

JACQUES McCLENDON, guard, Round 5, pick 129, Indianapolis Colts. Pick Analysis: The Colts add depth to their interior line with the selection of Jacques McClendon. In selecting the former Tennessee standout, the Colts are hoping to find a young player to develop for a bigger role in the near future. This is another move by the Colts to solidify their depth on the offensive line.

Chris Scott, guard, Round 5, pick 151, Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Mayock pick analysis: This is a typical Steelers pick for an offensive lineman. He has a huge body and is better in the run game right now than in the pass game. But he adds depth to an offensive line that desperately needs it.

Jonathan Crompton, quarterback, Round 5, pick 168, San Diego Chargers: Mike Mayock pick analysis: The Chargers got a backup QB to Philip Rivers that many pepole think has a chance to develop. He had a breakout season this year, completing 27 TDs against only 13 INTs. He was a backup to Erik Ainge in 2007 and just couldn't stay healthy in 2008, followed by a concussion in the bowl game this season. Durability is an issue, as well as accuraccy, as he never completed more than 58 percent of his passes in a season. But he's a big kid, throws a catchable ball and played for four different coordinators in five years.

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