D-line highlights; Stripling gives thoughts

After graduation hit the defensive line for the Big Orange hard following the 2013 season, the Tennessee coaching staff went to work on the recruiting trail. Take a look at how the rebuilt D-line is coming along and have a listen at what assistant coach Steve Stripling thinks about their progress.

Derek Barnett earned glowing praise from Tennessee coach Butch Jones on Thursday.

The Vols staff fought hard down the stretch to land former Scout four-star Dewayne Hendrix.

The Big Orange beat out Texas Tech to land immediate help at defensive tackle with JUCO signee Owen Williams.

Jakob Johnson, who speaks three languages, is learning his second position since enrolling in January as he shifted from linebacker to defensive end.

Watch each of these players compete in full pads during Friday's workout by viewing the InsideTennessee highlights below. Then, check out what second-year defensive line coach Steve Stripling said about the big men up front.

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