Stock Report: 2 Vols WRs starting to soar

The Vols exploded for 38 unanswered points against the nation's No. 1 statistical defense. See what offensive players saw their stocks rise in the Tennessee comeback against the Florida Gators.

Tennessee completed perhaps the most improbable comeback in program history, erasing a 21-0 deficit to defeat the Florida Gators 38-28 in Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

InsideTennessee took a look at the individuals or position groups that saw their stock rise or fall after moving to 4-0 heading into a showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Upgraded Stocks

Josh Malone: Two weeks in a row the Gallatin native is on our list. Catching at least one touchdown for all four games of the season Malone has firmly solidified himself as an elite wide receiver in the SEC. Malone had four catches for 91 yards with the truck-pulling, back-breaking 42-yard score that put the Vols up 31-21 in the fourth quarter. Might be time for Tennessee fans to start checking the NFL draft boards to see where Malone might be taken if he decides to enter the draft after this season.

Jauan Jennings: Playing by far his most productive game as Vol, the Murfreesboro product made the play of the game putting the Volunteers ahead 24-21 with a 67-yard TD where he to the delight of Vol fans everywhere beat Jalen Tabor down the right sidelines. As big as that play was it wasn't even his most impressive catch of the day. He also pinned the ball against the back of a Gator defender making a spectacular grab. Jennings is making a strong push as a very dangerous threat for defenders as the compliment to a clear No. 1 receiver in Malone.

Chance Hall: Surprising many Hall played every single snap at right tackle and the offensive line played its been game to date. This was a much-needed boost to the much-maligned group up front.

Emmanuel Moseley: With seven total tackles and a number of passes broken up, Moseley quieted his critics by playing a solid game at cornerback. The elevated play for the junior was just what the doctored ordered for the Vols with Cameron Sutton being out with an ankle fracture.

Derek Barnett: Butch Jones said Barnett took over the game in the second half and that is exactly what happened. Three tackles for loss and two sacks all in the final two quarters. He was a man possessed and would not not be denied.

Colton Jumper: Leading Tennessee with eight tackles, Jumper proved he belonged on the SEC stage. He did his best Darrin Kirkland Jr. imitation by directing the defensive troops on a number of occasions just before the Gators snapped the ball. With the injuries mounting, Jumper is going to continue to be a solid contributor.

Joshua Dobbs: Butch Jones likes to talk about his team being resilient and Dobbs' performance was exactly that. Dobbs made a poor decision on his second interception of the game to start the second half. From that point forward Dobbs was a man on a mission, passing for 319 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran 80 yards and another score. Dobbs put his team on his back and carried them to victory.

Downgraded Stocks

Malik Foreman: Suspended for a violation of team rules in Week 3, Foreman saw his return to the playing field come with a lot less playing time. The Bob Shoop defense has done a stellar job so far with the "next man up" mentality and it appears that took place with the suspension and regaining that previous role for Foreman is going to be difficult.

Justin Martin: From the first play it was apparent that Martin was going to have a tough day. After being flagged for 15 yards on the opening kickoff, he was beaten badly on a 51-yard pitch-and-catch from Austin Appleby to Antonio Callaway shortly thereafter. His attempt to show he is the answer to cornerback spot vacated by an injured Sutton was quickly cut short as he gave way to freshman Baylen Buchanan.

Preston Williams: VFL Joey Kent has said in his "Ask No.11" threads that Williams tends to lose interest when he doesn't get into the flow of the game with some early catches. Well Williams didn't get into the flow at all and didn't record a catch. It appears that Williams isn't the only one losing interest as it appears the coaching staff sees better options at the wide receiver position. Williams has seen his playing time dramatically drop over the course of the last few games and with playmakers like Jennings and Malone making big play after big play no one seems to notice Williams' absence from the offense.

Jonathon Kongbo: InsideTennessee's Danny Parker tried to tell all of us in the preseason to pump the breaks on Kongbo. He is a nice talent that has good days ahead of him but at this point it seems clear he is just a depth player that is being given spot reps to rest the likes of Barnett, LaTroy Lewis and Corey Vereen. Kongbo didn't see his name called with a recorded tackle and was seldom used in this one.


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