Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jalin Hyatt has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. He will not play in the team’s upcoming bowl game as he prepares for the draft in the Spring. Tennessee is set to take on the Clemson Tigers on December 30th in the Capital One Orange Bowl. Hyatt who had a spectacular season will attend the 2022 Orange Bowl with his team, but will not play in the game. This is the beginning of his NFL journey and risking an injury for a non-playoff game was not worth the risk to the star college football wide receiver.
So thankful for my @Vol_Football teammates, coaches and all of Vol Nation. It’s been an amazing ride. After careful consideration, I have decided to begin preparation for the 2023 NFL Draft. #VFL ? pic.twitter.com/Y42GMG0hoY
— Jalin Hyatt (@jalinhyatt) December 14, 2022
In his three-year career with the Tennesee Volunteers, Jalin Hyatt caught 108 passes for 1,769 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball three times for 13 yards. Hyatt caught fire this season in an electric Tennesee season and he will use that success to land himself a spot in the 2023 NFL Draft. Still, before he begins preparing for that moment he will cheer on his team in the 2022 Orange Bowl after the team’s hard work this season. The team can also use this game to evaluate the players behind him in preparation for the next season.