Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin’s injury concerns didn’t matter to the Detroit Lions, who took him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft.

There were questions about Jalen Reeves-Maybin‘s NFL draft status after he missed most of his senior season with a shoulder injury.

The former Tennessee star linebacker’s talent answered them, though.

The Detroit Lions selected Reeves-Maybin, an All-SEC performer and team captain for the Vols, in the middle of the fourth round with the 124th overall pick on Saturday afternoon.

Reeves-Maybin starred on special teams as a freshman for the Vols in 2013 before becoming a defensive stalwart as a sophomore. He recorded two straight seasons with at least 100 tackles to lead Tennessee in the category in both seasons. In 2015 Reeves-Maybin recorded 105 tackles, six sacks, 14 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four pass break-ups.

After electing to return to Tennessee instead of entering the draft last season, Reeves-Maybin endured a final season to forget.

He underwent shoulder surgery last spring and was ejected in the first half of the season opener against Appalachian State. He made 13 tackles in Tennessee’s win against Virginia Tech before hurting his shoulder against Ohio while covering a punt. He tried to play the following week against Florida, but couldn’t go and wound up undergoing another surgery.

At the NFL scouting combine in March, Reeves-Maybin only did position-specific drills, but he showed more of what he can do with a strong showing at Tennessee’s pro day.

Reeves-Maybin became the fourth Tennessee player taken in the 2017 draft after defensive end Derek Barnett (14th overall), running back Alvin Kamara (67th) and Cameron Sutton (94th).

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