Rivera to Raiders, Bray not drafted

Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera, left, is upended by Florida safety Matt Elam in the end zone after making a 17-yard touchdown catch during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Florida won 33-23. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

NEW YORK (release/WVLT) -- Tight End Mychal Rivera was the fourth Tennessee product selected in the 2013 NFL Draft as he was taken in the sixth round by the Oakland Raiders with the 184th overall selection.

Rivera becomes the first tight end drafted since Luke Stocker went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

The Valencia, Calif. native joins former Vol Denarius Moore on the Raiders roster as well as general manager Reggie McKenzie as Vols in the Raiders organization.

With four selections in the 2013 draft, the Vols have the most selections since six Vols were drafted in 2010.

The Vols' 334 selections stand as the seventh-most of any program. Rivera is the first Vol selected to the Raiders since Moore in 2011.

Meanwhile, quarterback Tyler Bray went undrafted. Eleven quarterbacks were selected in this year's draft.

Some considered Bray a "sleeper." Many draft experts agreed that Bray possessed perhaps the strongest arm in the draft, but there were also questions about Bray's maturity and preparation.

Bray will likely still head to a team's camp, signing as an undrafted free agent.



 
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