7. Dominic Wood-Anderson, TE
Based on potential alone, Dominic Wood-Anderson might have the highest ceiling on this list aside from Trey Smith. But based on production, Wood-Anderson has a lot to prove to make himself a Day 1 or Day 2 draft pick.
Unless he gets hurt, Wood-Anderson should still get drafted after his final year at Tennessee. He has the frame and athleticism at a position that the NFL really values, and he certainly looks the part. The big question for him will be where he gets drafted. Wood-Anderson has the potential to be a second or potentially even first-round pick, but his production in his first year at UT certainly didn’t back that up.
In his first season with the Vols, Wood-Anderson played in 11 games and caught 17 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. A lot of times, Wood-Anderson was used as an additional blocker along the line, and he struggled a bit with learning concepts in the offense. He flashed potential, but overall his debut season at UT didn’t quite live up to what fans hoped for.
Now, the former No. 1 JUCO tight end has plenty to prove in his second and final season at Tennessee. If he can double those numbers or at least show off more than he did in his first year, expect to hear Wood-Anderson’s name called in next year’s NFL Draft.