Josh Dobbs and Cam Sutton Draw Praise at Senior Bowl

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    Tennessee had two players participating in the 2017 Senior Bowl, and both of those players stood out when they were on the field for the South team on Saturday.

    Former Vols Josh Dobbs and Cam Sutton suited up for the South team and took on the North team in Saturday’s Senior Bowl. Dobbs started at quarterback for the South while Sutton started at defensive back. And both drew praise for their performance both during the game and during the practices leading up to the game.

    Josh Dobbs completed 12 of his 15 pass attempts for 104 yards with his longest completion going for 24 yards. Four of Dobbs’ completions went to former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard. Dobbs’ only glaring mistake on the afternoon wasn’t even all his fault. Dobbs threw an interception, but that errant throw only came after one of his offensive tackles ran into him as he was throwing the ball. Otherwise, Dobbs only had two incomplete passes during the game.

    Cam Sutton showed off his versatility in the Senior Bowl and in the practices before it, playing at several positions in the defensive backfield. Sutton picked up a key third down tackle early in the game and was all over the field. Sutton earned quite a bit of praise from the Senior Bowl’s commentators as well.

    Not only did Sutton look good on the field and gain praise for his work, but he also showed that he’s fully healthy again and back to full speed. Sutton suffered a leg injury in the Vols’ third game of the season against Ohio on September 17th and would miss the next two months. Sutton would return against Kentucky on November 12th but never looked like his old self until Tennessee’s bowl game against Nebraska on December 30th.

    Both Dobbs and Sutton impressed in the days leading up to the Senior Bowl, and both had solid performances in the actual game. It’s unclear just how much their performances helped their NFL draft stock, but neither Dobbs nor Sutton hurt their stock at all with their performance at the Senior Bowl.