Vols Impressing at Senior Bowl Practices

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    Two former Vols, quarterback Joshua Dobbs and defensive back Cam Sutton, are participating in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 28th. Both were weighed in and participated in some light practices today, and scouts and analysts had plenty to say about both.

    Josh Dobbs has received rave reviews from most of the scouts there in attendance. Matt Miller, the lead NFL draft writer for Bleacher Report, was impressed by Dobbs’ pass placement and arm strength.

    Mike Kaye, a Jacksonville Jaguars beat reporter, posted a video that showed off a sideline throw Dobbs completed to Western Kentucky wide receiver Taywan Taylor.

    Dobbs’ day didn’t necessarily start out well, as he was picked off by Tre White early on.

    But Dobbs rebounded and impressed others with his other throws. This is from Chris Renkel, a sports reporter and anchor for WIAT in Birmingham, Alabama.

    More video of Dobbs showing off his arm strength, this time from Sanjay Kirpalani, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report.

    Dobbs started out getting first team reps for the South team, and Cole Thompson, an NFL draft analyst for The Draft Wire, liked what he saw and compared him to Cal quarterback Davis Webb.

    Former Vol cornerback Cam Sutton was listed as a cornerback heading into the Senior Bowl practices, but he apparently was with the safeties and played nickel extensively on defense as well. Sutton missed significant time this season due to injury, but so far he’s also impressed scouts. Jon Ledyard of Inside the Pylon especially liked Sutton.

    Cole Thompson, who was also impressed by Dobbs, had good things to say about Sutton too.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.