Tennessee Vols wide receiver Jauan Jennings has already cemented his status as a legend on Rocky Top.
The juggling touchdown catch against Florida, the hail mary reception to beat Georgia, getting kicked off the team and reinstated by Pruitt. It’s been a wild ride for Jennings, a certified fan favorite thanks to his high level of competitiveness on the field.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 19, 2019
But it’s not just the persona and memorable moments that’s made Jennings a legend at Tennessee. The numbers back it up.
Jennings is top ten at UT in career receptions, career receiving yards and career receiving touchdowns.
And he led the nation in 2019 in an impressive stat.
Jennings caught 57 passes in 2019 and he broke 29 tackles.
The 29 broken tackles were the most in the nation.
On only 57 catches, he broke 29 tackles — the most in the country…
Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings saw his draft stock rise pic.twitter.com/wlKgUSykwt
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 11, 2019
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Jennings might not be the fastest player on the field, but he’s probably the hardest to tackle.
Just ask Missouri.
Tennessee’s Jauan Jennings CANNOT be tackled 😤
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 24, 2019
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller currently has Jennings rated as the No. 26 wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.
I bet a lot of teams will end up regretting their decision to pass on Jennings if he falls that far.
Jennings might not have elite speed, but he has attributes that can’t be measured at a combine or pro-day.
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