Five Tennessee players and two former Vols will be among 333 prospects being probed, interviewed and measured at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Seniors Dallas Thomas and Mychal Rivera will be joined by juniors Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Feb. 23-26.
They will also run into two former teammates, receiver Da'Rick Rogers and defensive lineman Montori Hughes, both of whom were dismissed after playing two seasons at UT.
At least none of them will have to explain an imaginary girlfriend, like Manti Te'o of Notre Dame, a headliner in the flock who will be grilled by all 32 NFL teams in preparation for the April draft.
Bray, Hunter and Patterson all elected to forego their senior seasons at UT and all three project as possible high draft picks.
Rivera and Thomas recently participated in the Senior Bowl.
Hughes played in 2009 and 2010 before finishing his career at UT-Martin.
Rogers, who had a stellar sophomore season in 2011, played last year at Tennessee Tech.
The 2012 combine featured only two Vols, Malik Jackson and Tauren Poole.
Of the 333 invitees, 79 are from the SEC. LSU leads with 13, followed by Georgia with 11 and Alabama and Florida with 10 each.