Tennessee Offensive Linemen Impressing At College All-Star Games

Darnell Wright

Darnell WrightTennessee OL Darnell Wright. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

Former Tennessee football players are working to improve their stock ahead of April’s NFL Draft. It’s a big week for a handful of those Vols as they participate in college All-Star games with NFL scouts and front offices in attendance.

Hendon Hooker is unable to participate in practices but has impressed at the Reese’s Senior Bowl this week with his football IQ and ahead of schedule recovery.

Former Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright has been one of the most impressive players at the Senior Bowl this week as the right tackle impresses with his size and athleticism.

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Here’s a look at some of the West Virginia native’s top reps over the last few days at the Senior Bowl.

Darnell Wright vs. Ali Gaye#SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/D9xPeL3eym

— WalkTheMock (@WalkTheMock) January 31, 2023

[email protected]_Football OT Darnell Wright likes taking the fight to his pass rushers. Made first contact here and dominated the rep after doing so. Love the mentality pic.twitter.com/YMiNraxaUJ

— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 31, 2023

Jerome Carvin didn’t receiver an invite to the Senior Bowl but is play in the East-West Shrine Bowl. The versatile interior offensive lineman is showing just that this week, earning work at left and right guard as well as center.

Here’s a look at some of Carvin’s best reps of the week.

Jerome Carvin controls the defender. He’s played all 3 spots on the interior pic.twitter.com/L45Ue4RuJk

— Billy M (@BillyM_91) January 31, 2023

Fun back and forth battle between Texas iDL Ojomo Moro and Tennessee OL Jerome Carvin. pic.twitter.com/AzztX9TPLB

— Kenny G. (@Gritz_Blitz) January 30, 2023

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and assistant coach Mike Ekeler stopped by Mobile earlier this week to support Hooker, Wright and also defensive end Byron Young.

Coach Heupel with VFL’s Byron Young, Hendon Hooker, and Darnell Wright at the @seniorbowl 🍊 pic.twitter.com/tg2amrTdt3

— Vol Report (@AllVolReport) January 31, 2023

Wright is projected to be a second round pick and could work his way into the first round with a strong week at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. Carvin is not projected to be selected in the NFL Draft but will sign an undrafted free agent deal at the very least.

The 2023 NFL Draft is from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Author: Ethan Moore