It’s been a long time since we could say this, but the Tennessee Vols are poised to have the best offensive line in the SEC in 2020.
And Rivals recruiting analyst Mike Farrell agrees.
Farrell recently discussed the Vols’ offensive line in comparison to the rest of the SEC. Here’s what he had to say:
What, no Alabama? ‘Bama will be up there for sure led by Alex Leatherwood and Evan Neal but it won’t be better than the loaded OL of the Vols. With Trey Smith and Georgia transfer Cade Mays leading the way, the Vols also have Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright as well as Alabama transfer Brandon Kennedy. On paper, this is a line with experience and upside. It should be rock solid while Alabama and others have some holes to fill. The OL shouldn’t be the issue at Tennessee. Quarterback play? That’s another story.
Tennessee really does have a loaded offensive line. For now, it looks like it’ll be Brandon Kennedy at center, Trey Smith and Cade Mays at the guard positions, and Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright at left and right tackle.
On top of UT’s starters, they also have some decent depth. Jerome Carvin, Jahmir Johnson, Riley Locklear, and K’Rojhn Calbert are all quality options.
As Farrell points out, the main concern for Tennessee’s offense in 2020 is quarterback play. Redshirt senior Jarrett Guarantano has been working extremely hard this offseason to finally reach his potential.
While we have no idea what to expect from JG in 2020, we do know one thing — he’ll have plenty of time to throw the ball thanks to his elite offensive line.
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