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FRG is the most logical poster on this board. You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.
Actually, from what I've seen in the last few years, nfldraftcountdown.com has really worsened in their performance. I think they were 60-70% inaccurate in both of the last 2 years.
Justin Harrell became a Rocky Top legend on Saturday -- just by taking the field against Florida.A senior defensive tackle, Harrell suffered a ruptured tendon in his left bicep during the University of Tennessee's 31-30 victory over the Air Force Academy on Sept. 9. At least, it was reported as "season-ending."But Harrell didn't want to go out that way, possibly because of the number he wears on his jersey -- the No. 92 that once belonged to Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White. Because of White's accomplishments both on and off the field and his sudden death several years ago, the school decided to retire that number when Harrell stopped wearing it.And White would have been proud of how his successor finally exited. Earlier in the week, Harrell announced that he had put off his surgery for a week so that he could suit up one last time. "We left it that he was going to try some tackling drills and see how it goes," Harrell's father, Edgar, told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "Thursday, he called me and said, 'It's a go.' It didn't surprise me at all, it's typical Justin."The team physician told Harrell that he wouldn't risk aggravating the injury by playing with it. That was a factor, because the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder was second-team All-SEC last season and will undoubtedly be drafted if his arm heals properly. In fact, he was projected as a second-round pick after 2005, but decided to return for a senior season that turned out to be abbreviated.As a redshirt junior, the Martin, Tenn. product had 7 Â½ tackles for loss, a couple of sacks and -- amazingly, for someone his size -- two interceptions, one of which he took back seven yards for a touchdown against Kentucky (probably because no one wanted to get in his way). The other pick, he returned 29 yards."I'm not going to put him on the bench," said UT coach Philip Fulmer two days before the Florida game. "He'll play, and I'll bet he'll play quite a bit."And he did. Although UT lost, 21-20, to the Gators on Saturday night, Harrell -- essentially working with one arm -- started and played most of the game. He even made three tackles.Then he peeled off his No. 92 jersey for the last time as his weary teammates roused themselves from their disappointment to give him a standing ovation.If nothing else, Justin Harrell left on his terms -- just the way Reggie White would have.NOTE: DB Inky Johnson, the other Volunteer defensive starter injured against Air Force, watched the Florida game from the press box, just a couple of days after surgery to repair damaged blood vessels and tendons in his neck and shoulders