2. Cam Sutton, CB
Few Vols will go down as a more consistent, dynamic play-maker than Cam Sutton. In his four years as a Vol, Sutton has started in every game he’s played since he was a true freshman. And he’s been one of the most reliable play-makers for the Vols in his career.
Sutton, like Jalen Reeves-Maybin, decided to come back for his senior season rather than go into the NFL a year early. And just like Reeves-Maybin, Sutton has had his senior season drastically altered due to injury. Sutton was hurt during Tennessee’s game against Ohio in Week 3 and didn’t see the field again until Week 11 when the Vols hosted Kentucky. But Sutton didn’t waste time getting back into the thick of things against the Wildcats, breaking up a couple passes and setting Tennessee’s all-time pass breakup record in the process with his 29th pass broken up in his career. Sutton has 115 tackles, a sack, 13 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, three forced fubmles, and those 29 pass breakups in his 42 career games.
Not only has Sutton been a stellar cornerback, but he’s been one of the nation’s best punt returners while at UT. Sutton has returned three punts for scores in his two-plus seasons as the Vols’ main punt returner, and he’s racked up 639 punt return yards on 43 returns.