1. Evan Berry
Heading into spring we regularly mentioned Berry as a player who had all the athletic tools in the world and needed to take that next step at safety to give the Vols depth and options there. Seems safe to say that he accomplished that mission. He was all over the field in practice and scrimmage settings, while continuing to look like a true threat in the kickoff return game as well. The veteran presence of Brian Randolph and LaDarrell McNeil may keep him off the field some, but he’s a solid backup, who will likely see the defensive field in spurts this spring while preparing to take over a starting role in 2016.