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Tennessee football: 10 best overall impact players on 2018 Vols
Tennessee football has lots of untapped talent on its 2018 team. Here are the top 10 overall impact players for the Volunteers.
Throughout this preseason, we’ve talked about the Tennessee football players who should have breakout years, the dark horse players, the ones the Vols can’t afford to lose and the players most likely to gain postseason recognition. All of these had criteria beyond just the talent of the player and how well we expect them to perform.
But at some point, you have to tout a player’s raw skill at some point, right? After all, Jeremy Pruitt specifically said in his opening press conference that while he has a system, he’ll also try to adapt to his personnel. That means putting your best players out there.
Well, Tennessee football’s personnel involves lots of untapped potential in 2018. And some of those best players are stacked at specific units. It’s why there are clear strengths and weaknesses on the Vols as they begin a new era.
In this post, we’re going to rank those overall players. Yes, the depth chart, and the system are now irrelevant. This ranking is about who the best players on this year’s team are. If we were doing an old NCAA football game, these would be the potential players to get the impact label.
If you look at the roster, there is clearly talent on Rocky Top. The Vols have plenty of players who should be able to make a difference this year, and it’s why they could definitely shock some people if things break their way.