WR1: Jauan Jennings, Jordan Murphy
WR2: Marquez Callaway, Brandon Johnson
WR3: Josh Palmer, Tyler Byrd
Unless there’s an injury, Tennessee’s main three wide receivers seem pretty set, and that was pretty much solidified in the Orange & White Game. Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway, and Josh Palmer will be a very good trio of receivers for the Vols this season, and those three are almost undoubtedly the starting wide receivers.
Behind those three are a bevy of options. Tyler Byrd actually made some good plays in the Orange & White Game, and it’ll be interesting to see how much the rising senior can contribute. He and Brandon Johnson will fight for that fourth spot along with Jordan Murphy, though Murphy may have the edge because of his speed and play-making ability. He plays a different style than the other five receivers mentioned here.
Ramel Keyton and Cedric Tillman may get some snaps this year, but they’ll likely just be relegated to special teams duty and role players on offense.
Old born and bred Volunteer from the 60’s. Some of you guys are so blind. You talk about JG being in command and being consistent. When in his entire career has he been consistent in 21 starts ??? Two anomalies jump out, Kentucky and Auburn and 5 wins against nobodies from no where, 13 losses. But that is past, so the O & W game last Sat. JG looked bad for the first half and got it together in the second. But if you slow the tape, and depend on a whistle, he was sacked for a loss twice when he ran for yardage. He threw some great touch passes and he threw some horrible ones. Yes, he does not turn the ball over and is tough, wow. And that is the main deal. We can stay reserved and conservatively vanilla or give someone new a shot. JG is no manager, cannot adjust, cannot read. But he has had 4 OC’s and that is not his fault. The point I am trying to make to you guys is tell the entire picture. Not some lopsided one. And the two things you accused Shrout and Maurer of, inconsistency and awful throws. That is JG’s description to a T. I want JG in the Vol Hall of Fame one day. but he is so far over his head. We need a manager who can SPREAD the ball to the talent available, JENNINGS, Callaway, Woods-Anderson, etc…..