Tennessee defensive lineman Malik Jackson (2010-11) became the Vols’ 330th all-time NFL Draft selection when the Denver Broncos chose him in the fifth round with the 137th overall pick Saturday at Radio Music City Hall in New York.
Tennessee, which has produced the SEC’s most NFL draft picks and the seventh most of any school nationally, saw Jackson become the third UT defensive lineman taken since 2009, joining first-rounders Dan Williams (2010) and Robert Ayers (2009).
Ayers was also a Broncos’ selection and is still on the Denver roster. Jackson also joins former Vols Britton Colquitt and Peyton Manning in Denver.
Jackson is the 63rd Vol drafted since 2000, which currently ranks second in the conference and fifth nationally, including 14 other defensive linemen. Four of those Vols’ defensive linemen (Shaun Ellis, Justin Harrell, Rashad Moore and Darwin Walker) have played in the Super Bowl.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.