3. TOP TENNESSEE PLAYERS
Best Tennessee Offensive Player
RB Ty Chandler, Jr.
There will once again be a shared workload with Tim Jordan, but the 5-11, 201-pound Chandler is the better of the two. No, let’s not call him Alvin Kamara, but he’s fast enough to work in a variety of ways, return kicks, and be used even more in the passing game.
He led the team with 630 yards and four scores, caught 19 passes with three touchdowns, and has the flash to change games around when he gets the chance. No, he’s not a workhorse, but he needs the ball a whole lot more.
2. QB Jarrett Guarantano, Jr.
3. WR Marquez Callaway, Sr.
4. OT Darnell Wright, Fr.
5. OT Wanya Morris, Fr.
Note: OT Trey Smith, Jr. is No. 1 if healthy
Best Tennessee Defensive Player
LB Daniel Bituli, Sr.
This could easily change in a hurry with several rising stars on the Vol defense, but the 6-3, 243-pound Bituli is the veteran main man on the inside of the linebacking corps who’s the most reliable parts of the puzzle. He led the team with 79 tackles with a sack and 6.5 tackles for loss after coming up with 90 stops as a sophomore. Versatile, he can play anywhere in the four-man corps and produce.
2. S Nigel Warrior, Sr.
3. LB Darrell Taylor, Sr.
4. LB Darrin Kirkland, Sr.
5. DT Aubrey Solomon, Jr.* (if eligible)