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Tennessee Lands One Selection on College Football All-Transfer Team (Through Week Four)

Tennessee OL Gerald Mincey. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

Tennessee brought in several talented players through the transfer portal in the offseason prior to the 2022 season. And one player, in particular, has stood out in the eyes of the national media.

On Thursday, ESPN revealed their 2022 College Football All-Transfer team (through week four), with one selection from Tennessee making the cut.

No, it’s not Bru McCoy stepping up in the absence of Cedric Tillman. It’s former Florida transfer and Tennessee left tackle Gerald Mincey.

“Mincey transferred from Florida to Tennessee and now is a left tackle for a very good Vols offense,” ESPN’s Tom VanHaaran wrote. “While Tennessee quarterbacks were sacked the most (44 times) last year, Mincey is part of a unit that has allowed just eight sacks so far this year.”

Through four games this year, Mincey has an average game grade of 60.625 from Pro Football Focus. Mincey’s best game came against Akron when he was graded at 80.3 from PFF.

More from RTI: Report: Tillman Underwent Surgery Following Akron Game

Mincey originally spent his first two years at the University of Florida before transferring to Tennessee last December. Now, the redshirt sophomore and Fort Lauderdale, Florida native is Tennessee’s starting left tackle.

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker was also mentioned in the article from ESPN but in an honorary role. USC quarterback Caleb Williams is ESPN’s pick for the all-transfer team signal caller. According to ESPN, the other “notable” quarterbacks include “Michael Penix Jr., Washington; Adrian Martinez, Kansas State; Hendon Hooker, Tennessee; Will Levis, Kentucky; Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma.”

As mentioned earlier, Tennessee has had several transfer players since the arrival of Josh Heupel that have been critical players for Tennessee. Wide receiver Bru McCoy has been a needed piece to the offense while defensive players such as Juwan Mitchell are starting to shine with a clean bill of health.

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