Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Aside from a good catch from Josh Palmer for the Vols’ first score of the game, Tennessee’s receivers were largely held in check. Tennessee didn’t attempt too many deeper shots in this game, but both Marquez Callaway and Jauan Jennings showed good toughness on a few of their catches. Dominick Wood-Anderson got more involved in the passing game and was frequently targeted. The Vols’ receivers are still very good at blocking downfield, and that’s proven to be useful for UT to start this year.
Tennessee’s receivers aren’t asked to do a ton, but when called upon, the group makes plays. One of the reasons this coaching staff needs to trust Guarantano more through the air is because he has dangerous weapons at receiver and tight end. Josh Palmer, Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway, and Dominick Wood-Anderson are all very capable of making plays and need to be called upon more. I don’t recall a drop, and the receivers blocked well on the perimeter once again.