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Vols with the Most to Prove in 2018

8. Latrell Williams, WR

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Larry Scott was able to come in and make an immediate impact on the recruiting trail for the Vols prior to the 2016 season when he was hired as tight ends coach by Butch Jones. He flipped four-star athlete Tyler Byrd away from Miami, and he brought in Latrell Williams at receiver. Williams was a speedy slot receiver who looked to fit exactly what Jones and Co. wanted to do on offense.

But in his two years with Tennessee, Williams has yet to record a single catch.

Injuries have held Williams back. He sustained a season-ending injury before the 2016 season even began, and he was hampered by nagging injuries last year too and only appeared in Tennessee’s first game of the season. He had a solid spring this year under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt, but he runs the risk of being buried on the depth chart with new additions to the receiving corps and the return of Jauan Jennings.

Williams showed some of his old burst during the spring. If he can still have that with some consistency this fall and catch passes with regularity in practice, he may finally get to show what he can do on the field.

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