Wolf Hoping to Hear A Call During NFL Draft

Staff Writer

Minster grad and Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf is hoping for his shot in the NFL. After a four-year career in Knoxville that saw him rank among the top pass catchers at the position in school history, Wolf didn’t get an invite to the NFL Combine. But Wolf did work out at Tennessee’s pro day.

“I did kind of think I was going to get invited to the combine, but life goes on,” Wolf told the Knoxville News Sentinel. “It was something that you never really know. ‘You’re under consideration,’ is what we were told. When I found out I wasn’t (invited), it did put a lot more pressure and importance on (pro day). Rose the stress levels a little bit, but it’s all good.”

“I would love to be drafted,” Wolf told the News Sentinel, “but at the end of the day, as long as I get my foot in the door, I’m confident I can make a career out of it.”

Tennessee hosted its annual Pro Day on Monday morning, as several draft-eligible Vols showcased their talents in front of NFL scouts, coaches and executives.

In total, 22 Vols participated in workouts throughout the day: Elliott Berry, Evan Berry, Trevor Daniel, Logan Fetzner, Holden Foster, Rashaan Gaulden, Jeff George, Jakob Johnson, Colton Jumper, John Kelly, Brett Kendrick, Justin Martin, Kahlil McKenzie, Aaron Medley, Emmanuel Moseley, Thomas Orradre, Jashon Robertson, Josh Smith, Coleman Thomas, Kendal Vickers, Shaq Wiggins and Wolf.

31 NFL teams were represented at Monday’s Pro Day, including Oakland Raiders general manager and VFL Reggie McKenzie and Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson. Former Vol and current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs was also in attendance.

 The Vols started the day by getting their heights and weights recorded before performing on the bench press.

 Following the bench press, the players took part in the vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash and 60-yard shuttle.

 The day ended with position specific drills for the scouts in attendance.  

“Each and every one of us is just trying to come out here and put all of our hard work on display,” Wolf said. “Again, you know more later on, but right now you just get all the reps you can. I feel like a lot of guys out here did well.”

 The 2018 NFL Draft will take place April 26-28 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.