Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray will leave the Vols and enter his name into the upcoming NFL Draft, according to a source reports Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com.
Bray suffered through an up-and-down junior season starting for the 5-7 Vols, completing 268-of-451 (59.4%) for 3,612 yards, 34 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 146.3 rating. A low point of Bray’s season was his benching in the second quarter of the Vols’ 41-18 loss to Vanderbilt.
His NFL projections have ranged as high as the fourth-best quarterback after Matt Barkley (USC), Geno Smith (West Virginia) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas), or as low as the ninth-best prospect likely to go no higher than the fourth round.
Other draft analysts have encouraged Bray to return to Tennessee for his senior year under new head coach Butch Jones.
QB Tyler Bray is leaving Tennessee to put his name into April's NFL Draft, a source tells CBS.—
Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 20, 2012