Highest NFL Draft Picks in Tennessee History

By David Hayes
Eric Berry was the fifth overall pick 2010 NFL Draft.
Eric Berry was the fifth overall pick 2010 NFL Draft. / Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The Tennessee Volunteers have a rich history of college football, and appear on the way back up under head coach Jeremy Pruitt after a strong finish to the 2019-20 season. This program's overall success has included sending some outstanding players to the NFL over the years as well.

With the 2020 NFL Draft still scheduled to go on later this month, let's take a look at the list of the highest draft picks in Tennessee history.

13. Bert Rechichar, DB, No. 10

1952 NFL Draft
Cleveland Browns

12. Jerod Mayo, LB, No. 10

2008 NFL Draft
New England Patriots

11. Terry McDaniel, DB, No. 9

1988 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders

10. John Henderson, DT, No. 9

2002 NFL Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars

9. Antone Davis, OT, No. 8

1991 NFL Draft
Philadelphia Eagles

8. Charles McRae, OT, No. 7

1991 NFL Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7. Steve DeLong, DL, No. 6

1965 NFL Draft
Chicago Bears

6. Jamal Lewis, RB, No. 5

2000 NFL Draft
Baltimore Ravens

5. Eric Berry, FS, No. 5

2010 NFL Draft
Kansas City Chiefs

4. Heath Shuler, QB, No. 3

1994 NFL Draft
Washington Redskins

3. Bob Johnson, C, No. 2

1968 NFL Draft
Cincinnati Bengals

2. George Cafego, QB, No. 1

1940 NFL Draft
Chicago Cardinals

1. Peyton Manning, QB, No. 1

1998 NFL Draft
Indianapolis Colts

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