Tennessee offensive lineman Dallas Thomas was selected in the third round Friday by the Miami Dolphins despite an offseason shoulder injury that prevented him from doing many workouts.
Thomas, a 6-foot-5, 300 pound native of Baton Rouge, La., who played both guard and tackle in college, started the final 37 games of his college career. He sustained a shoulder injury while practicing for the Senior Bowl in Mobile.
Even so, he became the third Vol selected in this year’s draft, joining receivers Cordarrelle Patterson (first round) and Justin Hunter (second round). He was selected by the Dolphins with the 77th overall choice.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.