The Vols hit the field at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday night for their first (kinda) scrimmage of Fall Camp 2020. Here are some notes we compiled from last night’s action.
Jarrett Guarantanao continues to take all of the first team reps. JT Shrout and Harrison Bailey split with the second string. Shrout showcased his arm strength yet again. There were multiple occasions where he hit deep balls on the money. Maybe the most impressive throw of the night was to Malachi Wideman.
Keshawn Lawrence was very active and had an interception. Others on the defense that stood out were Jeremy Banks, Tyler Baron, and Morven Joseph.
Bryce Thompson and Alontae Taylor were solid once again. I was told there were a few missed assignments, but not many passes were completed downfield. There was only one interception, but the coverage was good for most of the night.
The Vols are still hunting for answers on the defensive line. There were key absences Wednesday night.
On the offensive side of the ball, Jalin Hyatt and Wideman stood out. This is positive news because it isn’t the first time we’ve heard that. Josh Palmer was a bit limited, which gave Brandon Johnson and Velus Jones Jr. more action. All in all, the wide receiver group had a good scrimmage.
With the lack of depth at running back right now, many players are getting the opportunity to show out. Fred Orr made the most of his practice time. Marcus Pierce and Ty Chandler were other backs getting a lot of attention.
The offensive line is starting to come together with more pieces back on the field. Wanya Morris, Parker Ball, Cade Mays, and K’Rojhn Calbert were some that practiced.
Jeremy Pruitt will speak to the media on Thursday evening. Hopefully, we will have more information to update a few things.