KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Like the running back position, the Vols face no shortage of potential receivers in 2019. However, it's yet to be seen if any will step up to be Tennessee's dominant pass catcher.
Senior Marquez Calloway is the obvious choice to assume this role, followed by returning play-maker, Jujuan Jennings, whose legendary snag of the hail mary from Josh Dobbs against Georgia in 2016 already has him as a part of Tennessee lore. Josh Palmer is a returning starter as well, and is expected to make a jump from his 23 receptions, 484 yards and two touchdown performance in 2018.
A wildcard for the success of this offense, however, could be if rising junior tight-end Dominick Wood Anderson can live up to the potential that made him one of the most highly sought after junior college transfer tight ends in the country. Despite the hype, Wood-Anderson finished the season with just 17 receptions, 140 yards, and two touchdowns. This could change with Chaney calling plays because he has a history of utilizing the tight end position.
The greatest difference should be in the addition of legendary Tennessee quarterback and new receivers coach Tee Martin. Martin returns to Knoxville after being fired as the offensive coordinator at USC, coached NFL star receivers Juju Smith-Schuster, Marquis Lee, Robert Wood, and Nelson Aghlor. In his previous stop at Kentucky, he was central in the development of Randall Cobb.