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Vols Most Likely to Redshirt in 2019

Aaron Beasley, DB

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Tennessee’s secondary is experienced, and the safety position has a little bit of depth. All of that doesn’t play into Aaron Beasley getting much playing time in his first year in Knoxville.

The safety/running back didn’t draw many headlines during fall camp this year, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a bright future. Jeremy Pruitt has mentioned Beasley a few times as a player he likes, and his skills on both sides of the ball are intriguing.

Near the end of fall camp, Beasley was moved to inside linebacker just so the Vols could have enough bodies at that position to practice effectively. It’s likely Beasley will move back to the secondary at some point, but he’s also capable of bulking up and playing linebacker. Regardless, his freshman year will likely be used to redshirt and learn the defensive playbook.

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