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Vols Who Could Benefit from New Redshirt Rule in 2018

Trevon Flowers, DB

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One of the more intriguing players in the Vols’ 2018 signing class is Trevon Flowers. Though he wasn’t rated very highly — he was the No. 932 overall player — Tennessee wasn’t the only team interested in him late in the 2018 cycle. They had to fight off Clemson after he visited the Tigers, and other Power Five schools came sniffing as well. Flowers didn’t get the attention he probably deserved in football because he focused on baseball a lot when football was in the offseason in high school.

But Flowers has a lot of potential as a football player. He’s a versatile athlete who could play any number of positions in Tennessee’s secondary. But unless he absolutely explodes in fall camp, he probably won’t be needed a ton on defense. He could be a contributor on special teams, but coaches might want to go ahead and test him out on defense for a few games to see what he can do and decide to redshirt him to save his eligibility. A lot will depend on how the incoming freshman looks in the fall, but he’s certainly a candidate.

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