There are several questions surrounding the program and new Head Coach Derek Dooley. We have decided at InsideTennessee.com to attempt to be a little like David Letterman and do our own Top 10 Countdown to the major storylines that are likely to unfold this fall for Volunteer fans and supporters.
We will do this feature over 10 days, taking a look at the top storylines that we could see this fall. Please realize this story is the opinion of the author and doesn't reflect the overall feelings of InsideTennessee.com. This is to help stimulate conversation and discussions in the Rocky Top News forum.
Coming in at No. 4: What true freshman will make the biggest impact on the Tennessee Football Team this fall?
Again, there are going to be so many to choose from that it makes it a hard question.
I'm going to have to go with the biggest need position, the offensive line.
I'm expecting either JaWuan James or Zach Fulton to win a starting role as a true freshman. If I had to pick between the two, I would have to go with James because he arrived on campus in January, giving him a slight advantage over Fulton.
Both have great size, both have great feet and both will have to contribute to the team's success this fall.
Others that could contribute early are wide receivers Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers. Both of these young men help raise the talent level at their position.
It's not uncommon for a true freshman to perform well at the wideout position. It's one of the easier places for a true athlete to play early.