VFL linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is the fourth Tennessee Volunteer to be taken in this year’s NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Detroit Lions with the 124th pick overall.
Maybin (known to some of us around here simply as “Mayhem”) was poised to dominate his senior season last fall, but was able to play in only four games before a shoulder injury stole the remainder of his Tennessee career. Despite that, Maybin still had an incredibly productive career at Tennessee, posting a stat sheet that looks like it just finished Thanksgiving dinner: 240 tackles, 8 sacks for 56 yards, 27 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 4 pass breakups, 4 quarterback hurries, an interception and a certain bird in a certain holiday fruit tree.
More than that, the guy was a fantastic leader. Congratulations to our dear Mayhem. Best of luck.