After losing very few seniors from the 2018 roster, the Vols are one of the most experienced teams in the SEC for the 2019 football season.

The Vols aren't the most veteran team in football this year, but how many starts do they return at each unit? We take a look.

The Vols lost a lot of experience from their 2016 roster. Take a look at how many returning starts each unit brings back for the 2017 season.

When it comes to the roster's overall experience, the 2017 Vols rank right in the middle of the SEC.

The consensus is that the Vols will be much less experienced this season than last year. But is the data proving that sentiment to be wrong?

According to data gathered by college football statistician Phil Steele, the Vols return a lot of experience on defense in 2017.