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A Look at Vols Who Could be Drafted in 2020 NFL Draft

10. Josh Palmer, WR

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Last season, Josh Palmer flashed his potential as a deep threat and dangerous pass catcher. After another impressive offseason full of improvement, Palmer could be in store for a breakout junior campaign that could launch him into the NFL Draft discussion.

As a sophomore, Palmer played in all 12 games for the Vols and caught 23 receptions for 484 yards and two touchdowns. His 21.0 yard per catch average led the SEC and was tied for fifth in all of college football. It was clear he was more of a one-trick pony in 2018, but he was effective in that role and provided 10 plays of 20 or more yards.

Palmer was awarded the Most Improved Offensive Player award for the spring, and he flashed more of his potential in the Orange & White Game with a touchdown grab on one of his three catches.

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Consistency was the biggest issue for Palmer last season, and he is still learning the game. This year will mark only the fourth year that Palmer has even played the wide receiver position, and it’s clear he has a ton of talent. With Marquez Callaway, Jauan Jennings, Dominic Wood-Anderson, and UT’s running backs all vying for receptions, it seems unlikely that Palmer will produce enough to leave college a year early.

But if Palmer puts up impressive numbers and comes into his own in 2019, he could warrant consideration from NFL teams and could definitely test the NFL waters.

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