In-state DB makes early commitment to Tennessee – 247Sports

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Tennessee football: How the Vols’ Class of 2017 might shake up the post-spring depth chart – SECcountry.com

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Before Saturday's Orange and White game, most of Tennessee football's Class of 2017 was in attendance, either on the field as early enrollees or in the stands with other recruits. The game itself gave us a chance to see how Tennessee looks on the field


2017 NFL Draft Central

Several former Tennessee football standouts will look to hear their names called over the next three days during the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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What We Learned this spring: No. 3
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CB Shaq Wiggins to Transfer to Tennessee

The Vols will add to the secondary with an experienced graduate transfer.

Former Louisville corner Shaq Wiggins announced on Twitter Wednesday he will join the Tennessee Volunteers for his final year of eligibility.

I have made my decision and I will continue to finish my career at the University of Tennessee !!!!!

— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) April 26, 2017

Wiggins chose Tennessee over his other two finalists, Mississippi State and South Carolina. His commitment comes after attending last weekend’s Orange and White Game.

Shaq Wiggins joins a secondary with plenty of talent, but one looking to replace starters Cam Sutton and Malik Foreman.

Wiggins started his career at Georgia in 2013, before following defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to Louisville. After sitting out the 2014 season, he started all 13 games for the Cardinals in 2015 while recording 30 tackles and 11 pass breakups. Wiggins started eight games last season due to nagging injuries.

He figures to earn a significant amount of playing time in Knoxville, along with fellow senior corners Emmanuel Moseley and Justin Martin.

Congratulations to Shaq and welcome to Rocky Top!



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What Teams Would Be A Good Fit For Josh Dobbs?

Several teams need a quarterback now, but the chance to learn from stars on their way out could be a better option.

Derek Barnett and Alvin Kamara are still expected to be the first two Vols taken, but no one has helped themselves more since the end of the college football season than Josh Dobbs. A player even some optimistic Vol fans weren’t sure would be drafted a year ago is now trending toward the second or third round.

Being taken that high would be a significant accomplishment for Dobbs, but if you want him to be successful getting a good fit is more important than being drafted higher, especially at quarterback.

Whether it’s the second round or the fourth round, what would be the best and worst spots for Dobbs to earn a meaningful NFL opportunity?

Established Answers

Atlanta (Matt Ryan) Carolina (Cam Newton) Cincinnati (Andy Dalton) Detroit (Matt Stafford) Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers) Indianapolis (Andrew Luck) Miami (Ryan Tannehill) New England (Tom Brady) Oakland (Derek Carr) Seattle (Russell Wilson)

These would be good opportunities for Dobbs to learn from some of the game’s very best, but the only way he’s getting time with the ones with any of these teams in the next 3-5 years is if the starter gets hurt. There’s certainly some room between Brady and Tannehill, but all of these guys are proven over multiple years and viewed as the franchise’s long-term answer with the dollars to back it up.

Young Hopefuls

Buffalo (Tyrod Taylor) Dallas (Dak Prescott) Denver (Trevor Siemian) Jacksonville (Blake Bortles) LA Rams (Jared Goff) Minnesota (Teddy Bridgewater) Phildelphia (Carson Wentz) Tampa Bay (Jameis Winston) Tennessee (Marcus Mariota)

This group is less proven than the first, but each franchise is heavily invested in finding out if they can join them. There’s a chance Dobbs could earn an opportunity in the next few years with one of these teams, but it would require a significant disappointment from the heir apparent.

Uncertain Situations

Chicago (Mike Glennon) Cleveland (Brock Osweiler/Cody Kessler) Houston (Tom Savage/Brandon Weeden) NY Jets (Josh McCown/Christian Hackenberg) San Francisco (Brian Hoyer/Matt Barkley) Washington (Kirk Cousins)

Cousins is far more proven than the rest of this list, but his contract situation makes Washington a wild card this weekend. The others are a mix of one-year contracts, new additions, and last chances. They also represent four of the top six picks; Houston made the playoffs and Washington threatened last year, but the others need more than just a quarterback to right the ship. For Dobbs and the rest of this year’s QB class there are immediate opportunities here, but also an immediate opportunity to suffer. Caution required.

Watch and Learn

Arizona (Carson Palmer) Baltimore (Joe Flacco) Kansas City (Alex Smith) New Orleans (Drew Brees) NY Giants (Eli Manning) Pittsburgh (Ben Roethlisberger) LA Chargers (Philip Rivers)

The past-their-prime all-star team. Chances are one of these dudes won you a bunch of games in fantasy football in the last decade. But Brees is 38, Palmer 37, Manning 36, Rivers and Roethlisberger 35. Flacco and Smith are both only 32, but with less production than the elder statesmen on the established answers list I felt like they were a better fit here. Being drafted by one of these teams means you’re sitting for at least a year or two, but you’re also learning from all-stars and getting an opportunity to be the future down the road. The uncertain situations would be more exciting this weekend, but if Dobbs gets a shot with any of these teams it might be better for his long-term prospects.

Which teams do you think would be the best fit for Dobbs?



WATCH: Peyton Manning speaks about Vols tradition in incredible Tennessee QB hype video – SECcountry.com

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WATCH: Peyton Manning speaks about Vols tradition in incredible Tennessee QB hype video
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What We Learned this spring: No. 4
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(Want the latest scoop on Tennessee football and basketball? Make sure you're in the loop — take five seconds to sign up for our FREE Vols newsletter now!) Junior Jauan Jennings headlines the list of returning receivers, and he has that title for a ...

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What Else Can We Say About Derek Barnett?

A few of our favorite moments from an all-time great at Tennessee.

Tennessee fans have been making the Derek-Barnett-over-Myles-Garrett argument for so long it’s become a reflex. So yes, Barnett was more productive in sacking the quarterback now matter how you slice it statistically.

And yes, Garrett is still a tremendous football player who is going to get drafted first and possibly first overall.

But whoever takes Barnett - which will probably be a team that values simply watching the film over combine results - will get one of the greatest players to ever play at a school that is in the Top 10 all-time in sending players to the NFL. If Barnett goes in the first 18 picks, he’ll be the highest Vol taken since Eric Berry went fifth overall in 2010. If he goes in the Top 15 he’ll join Berry and Jerod Maryo (10th in 2008) as the only Vols taken there since 2002.

Here’s one last look at a few of his biggest moments in orange:

2014 Ole Miss

Before Justin Worley got hurt and the Vols lost 31-3 to #3 Ole Miss, Tennessee’s defense held the Rebels to no points on their first seven drives, then turned them away twice to open the third quarter with the score at only 14-3. True freshman Barnett had three sacks on Bo Wallace in this game, an eye-opening performance he would soon prove was no fluke.

2014 South Carolina

Josh Dobbs got most of the credit, and rightfully so, in his coming out party. But Tennessee’s epic comeback in the final minutes from a 42-28 deficit doesn’t happen if Barnett doesn’t earn a sack on 3rd-and-4 with 1:38 to play and the Vols down to their final timeout. And then in overtime with the Vols up 45-42, after Curt Maggitt scored a sack on first down, Barnett doubled down to push the Gamecocks hopelessly out of field goal range. These two plays were instrumental in one of Butch Jones’ most important wins at Tennessee.

2015 Northwestern

The hit, the fumble, and the walkaway. Oof.

2016 Florida

Another example of the overall moment getting so big it overshadowed Barnett’s spectacular individual performance, which is exactly what you want from a team perspective. 3rd-and-10 with the Vols down 21-10 with two minutes to play in the third quarter? Barnett gets a sack. 3rd-and-6 on the next drive with the Vols down 21-17 on the first play of the fourth quarter? Barnett gets a sack. The offensive explosion that would unfold over the next few minutes makes the highlight reel, but Barnett’s two sacks set the stage for Tennessee’s biggest win of the decade.

2016 Nebraska

It’s not just the record-breaker, when Barnett finally earned the one sack he needed to separate himself from Reggie White in Tennessee’s record book. But it was the entire game, with all eyes on him and a Nebraska team that finished the year 14th nationally in sacks allowed doing everything they could to stop him. I’ve never seen a defensive lineman under a bigger spotlight in a single game, and Barnett still came through.



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Tennessee senior corner back Justin Martin and new defensive backs coach Charlton Warren have quickly developed a productive relationship.

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Vols DB coach: ‘I’ve seen a change’ in Justin Martin – 247Sports

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Vols DB coach: 'I've seen a change' in Justin Martin
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"And I think during the process, he's made guys around him better. His commitment and his dedication to trying to be a better player, I've seen a change in him." (Want the latest scoop on Tennessee football and basketball? Make sure you're in the loop ...

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The Tennessee Vols haven’t had an NFL draft pick in *how long*? – SB Nation

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The Tennessee Vols haven't had an NFL draft pick in *how long*?
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Callaway: I did ‘what I was supposed to do’ during spring – 247Sports

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Callaway: I did 'what I was supposed to do' during spring
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Projecting Tennessee’s post-spring depth chart: Offense – 247Sports

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Projecting Tennessee's post-spring depth chart: Offense
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Tennessee Football Smokey Points: Top 5 Vols Performers from 2017 Spring Game – All For Tennessee

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Sep 10, 2016; Bristol, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers mascot Smokey celebrates after a win against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tennessee won 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


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Sep 10, 2016; Bristol, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers mascot Smokey celebrates after a win against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tennessee won 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


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Robertson leading a 'closer' offensive line
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Spring transformation only the beginning for Tennessee DL Quay Picou
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“If you look at Quay Picou, his momentum started right from the time Coach Rock got here in the weight room,” coach Butch Jones said. “That process started in January and he's now pound for pound one of the strongest players we have on our football team.



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Report: Tennessee lands commitment No. 5 on the weekend as 2018 LB Jacquez Jones commits
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UPDATE: Jacquez Jones spoke to SEC Country's Cody Pace that he had not committed to Tennessee, despite an earlier report indicating he had. It's been a very busy recruiting weekend for Tennessee and Butch Jones. But it's paid off in a big way.



Coveted ATH prospect becomes Tennessee’s second commitment of the day – Saturday Down South

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Coveted ATH prospect becomes Tennessee's second commitment of the day
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After hosting their Orange and White Game, the Vols have picked up a pair of commitments. The first came from Class of 2018 quarterback Michael Penix, the second came from Cameron Wynn, a 4-star athlete prospect in the Class of 2019.
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White Takes 44-29 Win in DISH Orange & White Game

The offense had its day as the White team took a 44-29 win over the Orange team in the 2017 DISH Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


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The Vols had enough time for five series of 11-on-11 football, conduct its QB Challenge and famed "Circle of Life" drills and announce its spring award winners before head coach Butch Jones announced the storms moving into the area forced the game's


Quinten Dormady Shines in Shortened Orange & White Game

Weather canceled the second half, but the first was a confidence boost at quarterback.

A severe thunderstorm warning canceled the second half of the Orange and White Game, but not before Quinten Dormady made his case to be the favorite at quarterback this fall.

The Vol junior got the first reps and made the most of them: 10-for-10 for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Dormady looked especially dialed in with Jauan Jennings and both Wolf brothers (the Wolves?) at tight end. He connected with Jennings on a short touchdown pass in one-on-one coverage, then tear-dropped one to Eli Wolf from 19 yards away for his second score. It’s just a scrimmage and we didn’t see anything deeper than that from him, but you can’t complain about no incompletions on 12 yards per attempt.

Kyle Phillips and Jonathan Kongbo were out, but Darrell Taylor didn’t do anything to make you think he won’t be part of the solution at defensive end with two sacks, even in the spring game. In a sideline interview defensive backs coach Charlton Warren directly praised Justin Martin and Nigel Warrior for their efforts this spring as well. And Trey Smith did get some reps with the first team offensive line.

From here, it’s a long wait to see if all these new faces can produce a better result than the pair of 9-4’s their predecessors delivered. The Vols will still be searching for answers at number two wide receiver, which linebackers will emerge next to Darrin Kirkland, and which group of five it’ll be in the secondary. But if the answer at quarterback is indeed Dormady and not Jarrett Guarantano - 4-of-5 for 41 yards and one should’ve-been-picked - today was some solid evidence to support that case in the face of Guarantano’s superior recruiting rankings. We’ll see where it goes from here, but today couldn’t have been better for Quinten Dormady.



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Tennessee football Orange and White Game injury report – SECcountry.com

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones is going to play it safe when it comes to injuries in today's Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium. The Vols had their moments of physical play and two closed Saturday scrimmages, a necessity as


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