Tennessee is quickly finding out that with team success comes individual accolades. With the Volunteers program turnaround nearing completion following an 8-4 season and runner-up finish in the SEC East, three undergraduate players - junior Cameron Sutton, junior Jalen Reeves-Maybin and redshirt sophomore Alvin Kamara - are reportedly exploring their options at leaving school early for the 2016 NFL Draft.
According to 247Sports, all three Vols have submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft advisory board to gauge how the professional teams view their potential to be drafted in this year's draft.
Sutton is believed to have the best chance to be selected early in the 2016 NFL Draft, as the cornerback has started every game in his Tennessee career and been arguably the most productive player in the Butch Jones era. Aside from his skills in the defensive backfield, Sutton also excels in the return game and serves as a team leader off the field.
Linebacker Reeves-Maybin has accumulated 200 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks over the previous two seasons. The junior has excelled on special teams during his time on Rocky Top. Running back Kamara has only played at Tennessee for one season and has gained 917 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns while splitting backfield duties with sophomore Jalen Hurd.