Tennessee Vols wide receivers coach Tee Martin has coached his fair share of future NFL wideouts.
Randall Cobb (Kentucky), Robert Woods (USC), Marqise Lee (USC), JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC), and Nelson Agholor (USC) are just a few of the “big names” that Martin has helped develop over the years.
It’s safe to say that Martin knows what to look for in a good wide receiver.
So when Martin praises a wide receiver, it’s probably warranted.
On Wednesday, Martin handed out some high praise to a couple of Vol wide receivers, calling Josh Palmer and Ramel Keyton two of the most intelligent receivers he’s ever coached.
Tee Martin on Josh Palmer and Ramel Keyton: I’m so excited about how they’re playing, especially with the retention from last year.
“Two of the more intelligent receivers I’ve ever coached.”
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 2, 2020
Palmer is set to be Tennessee’s de facto No. 1 wide receiver in 2020 after the departures of Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway.
In 2019, Palmer caught 34 passes for 457 yards and one touchdown. He has plenty of speed, so he should take a big step forward in his second season in Jim Chaney’s offense.
Keyton didn’t see a lot of action as a true freshman in 2019. He caught just four passes for 104 yards, but he showed off his skills near the end season (specifically in the Vols’ bowl game win against Indiana).
Ramel Keyton is good at football. pic.twitter.com/VdtN2aFQon
— Colby Howell (@CH_VolNation) March 20, 2020
Tennessee lost a couple of big playmakers in Jennings and Callaway, but it sounds like they plenty of talent on the roster to still make some noise in the passing game.
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