This year was the first spring under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt for Tennessee, and it brought a lot of change.
For the first time in years, Tennessee was relatively healthy this spring and didn’t lose any players to injury during practices. The Vols were without some players as they rehabbed, but those numbers were significantly lower than in previous years. And it helped ramp up competition, as did Pruitt and his staff switching around players to different positions.
Although competition was at a higher level this spring, few position battles were actually decided if any were at all. The Vols will welcome in over a dozen players from their 2018 signing class this fall, and they’ll be getting back players who missed this spring due to injury. Not only that, but they’ll also be adding some grad transfers as well.
Nevertheless, we’ll take an early crack at what some of these positions might look like, with the caveat that this is certainly subject to change over the summer. Right now we’re only including players currently on the roster and not those joining in the summer and fall. We’ll go two-deep at most spots, but may expand or contract if needed.