10. Quart’e Sapp, LB
With the absence of Darrin Kirkland Jr. for a large part of spring practices, redshirt junior linebacker Quart’e Sapp has taken advantage of the void Kirkland left behind. Sapp reshaped his body over the offseason and now looks bigger and faster. He’s slid inside to the inside linebacker spot opposite Daniel Bituli this spring, and he’s looked solid in practice.
But practice is one thing; how will Sapp look in a game-like situation? Will his improved body translate into improved athleticism and play-making? If so, the Vols will be even deeper at linebacker than expected.