The 5 Breakout Players from Vols’ Spring Practices

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    Tennessee’s football team entered the spring with a lot of questions, and they still have several as we enter the offseason. But there were also some interesting answers that UT found during spring practices, and some of those came in the form of some breakout players.

    Vol fans had several players they were focusing on heading into spring practices, but there were a handful of Vols who exceeded expectations this spring and look in line for key roles heading into the fall. These players came in with little to no expectations from fans and media, but they surprised and put together a breakout spring.

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    Let’s take a look at the five biggest breakout players from Tennessee’s spring practices and Orange & White Game this year.

    Before we begin, here are some honorable mentions who had solid springs but didn’t quite impress enough to make it into the top five: Tight end Jackson Lowe, safety Brandon Davis, cornerback Warren Burrell, and punter Paxton Brooks.

    Now, here are the Vols’ five biggest breakout players from the spring.

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    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.