We projected the depth chart back in the spring, but a few things changed over the summer, so here’s our final projection before camp starts in August.
This remains extremely inexact science. A lot can change over the course of fall camp. Injuries, potential transfers, discipline issues, academics and more can all change the outlook of how the two-deep will look heading into next season.
All of these are educated guesses for what the opening-week depth chart might look like when the Vols face Bowling Green on Sept. 5 in Nashville. And a reminder that this is what we think the coaches will go with – not necessarily what we would do.
We’re going with a simple two-deep at most spots, but may bracket or expand if needed. And because Tennessee essentially has two base defenses – the nickel look (4-2-5) and the 4-3 – we have 12 starting spots on defense. The offensive side is projected for a 3-wide receiver, 1 RB, 1 TE set – the formation we saw from UT the most in 2014.