Add Cam Sutton to the list of Vols taken in the first three rounds of this year’s NFL Draft. Sutton was the third Tennessee player taken when he was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 94th overall pick.
It became obvious with this pick that as the draft progresses, the information that the analysts have on the guys gets increasingly suspect. It’s not that they had Sutton wrong, it’s just that one of the first things out of their mouths was a question about durability because he played in only seven games last year. Missing half of the most recent season sounds like a big deal until you dig a little deeper and discover that Sutton started every single game in his entire Tennessee career up until his first injury last season.
Sutton leaves Tennessee as the school’s all-time leader in passes defended with 30, and he had seven interceptions over the course of his career despite teams generally trying to avoid his side of the field. He also returned 45 punts, three of them for touchdowns. The guy will be missed.