PFF Grades: UT Martin At Tennessee

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    Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

    Tennessee remained unbeaten on the season, dominating UT Martin, 65-24, on homecoming Saturday afternoon.

    The Vols scored 52 first half points — it’s most in program history — before coasting to the victory.

    If you need a reminder on how Pro Football Focus works, read the opening of the Ball State grades.

    Let’s see how the Vols graded out.

    Elite grade = 90-100, All-Conference = 85-89, Starter = 70-84, Backup = 60-69, Replaceable = 60 >

    Offensive Grades (minimum of 25 plays — 30% of offensive plays)

    WR Jalin Hyatt — 91.7 (33 plays)

    QB Hendon Hooker — 91.2 (48 plays)

    QB Joe Milton III — 84.0 (26 plays)

    WR Squirrel White — 79.2 (37 plays)

    WR Ramel Keyton — 75.9 (50 plays)

    RT Darnell Wright — 73.5 (50 plays)

    LT Jeremiah Crawford — 67.6 (44 plays)

    RB Dylan Sampson — 67.3 (27 plays)

    RG Javontez Spraggins — 66.2 (50 plays)

    LG Jerome Carvin — 62.7 (48 plays)

    RB Jabari Small — 61.6 (26 plays)

    RT Dayne Davis — 60.7 (30 plays)

    TE Princeton Fant — 60.3 (37 plays)

    LG Ollie Lane — 60.0 (26 plays)

    C Parker Ball — 57.1 (36 plays)

    WR Bru McCoy — 54.6 (44 plays)

    TE Jacob Warren — 54.0 (27 plays)

    C Cooper Mays — 52.1 (50 plays)

    TE Hunter Salmon — 50.2 (27 plays)

    Let’s start with the grades of a couple players who didn’t quite meet the snap limit. Jackson Lampley earned a 71.0 grade in 24 plays, Jaylen Wright earned a 55.8 grade in 21 plays and RT RJ Perry earned a 55.3 grade in 24 plays.

    While it wasn’t surprising, it was funny to see Tennessee’s four highest graded offensive players be the starting quarterback and slot receiver and the back up quarterback and slot receiver.

    Jeremiah Crawford and Darnell Wright graded out as Tennessee’s highest offensive linemen as they both continue to play strong football.

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    Defense (23 plays — 30% of defensive plays)

    LB Aaron Beasley — 82.3 (26 plays)

    DE Tyre West — 80.9 (31 plays)

    DE Roman Harrison — 80.5 (25 plays)

    S Doneiko Slaughter — 78.3 (43 plays)

    S/STAR Wesley Walker — 75.3 (35 plays)

    CB Romello Edwards — 73.8 (32 plays)

    MLB Kalib Perry — 71.9 (32 plays)

    DE Joshua Josephs — 68.3 (28 plays)

    DT LaTrell Bumphus — 63.2 (25 plays)

    CB Christian Harrison — 62.9 (32 plays)

    DT Amari McNeill — 62.1 (35 plays)

    DE Byron Young — 61.8 (23 plays)

    CB De’Shawn Rucker — 60.8 (50 plays)

    S Jourdan Thomas — 58.6 (35 plays)

    LB Elijah Herring — 58.2 (37 plays)

    CB William Wright — 57.9 (47 plays)

    DT Elijah Simmons — 55.8 (23 plays)

    S Andre Turrentine — 55.3 (56 plays)

    S Trevon Flowers — 55.1 (26 plays)

    DE Dominic Bailey — 52.6 (26 plays)

    An abundance of Tennessee defensive starters didn’t even play 23 snaps. Here’s how they graded out. Tyler Baron earned a 91.5 grade in 18 plays, Tamarion McDonald earned a 73.3 grade in 19 plays, Omari Thomas earned a 71.5 grade in 12 plays and Jeremy Banks earned a 64.1 grade in 22 plays.

    Talented freshman defensive lineman Tyre West and Joshua Josephs both had strong performances.

    Seniors Aaron Beasley and Roman Harrison continued their strong seasons with a good showing against UT Martin.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.