Tennessee might have the best receiver corps outside of Alabama and maybe Florida. Now with new OC Jim Chaney and receiver coach Tee Martin, it’s arguably the best position group on the team and something Tennessee will be able to rely on this fall.
Their top three targets will most likely stay the same with Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway, and Josh Palmer. All three have proven to be lethal at times, the only problem has been getting the ball to them. One thing to watch out for is if Jauan can stay healthy. He broke his wrist in 2017 and had knee surgery this June but is expected to be ready for fall camp. Last season he had 30 catches, 438 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. Marquez Callaway lead the team last season in receptions and receiving yards with 37 catches and 592 yards, but only caught 2 touchdowns. He has some of the best hands in the SEC and should have a solid senior season. Last season, Josh Palmer only had 23 catches but had 484 receiving yards. Many think he is ready for a breakout year and Chaney will try to utilize his speed.
Behind them Tennessee has Jordan Murphy, Tyler Byrd, and Brandon Johnson. Out of those three, Jordan Murphy is the one to keep your eye on. Outside of Palmer he might be the fastest receiver on the team. Hopefully, he can make his presence known even though he is behind some big names. Other guys on the roster are Cedric Tillman, Jacquez Jones, Ramel Keyton, and possibly DeAngelo Gibbs. I do not expect any of them to see regular action unless we suffer major injuries. With Chaney running the offense, they are hoping he can fix some of the main issues this offense has had the last couple years. Chaney has never had a problem getting the ball to his play makers and they are hoping that hasn’t changed.