Poll Results

Poll: Which 2013 signee has the best chance to make an immediate impact?

Response Percent Votes
WR - MarQuez North
 
61% 2797
DE - Jason Carr
 
19% 892
ATH - Jalen Reeves-Maybin
 
9% 451
TE - Woody Quinn
 
4% 221
Other
 
4% 220
total votes: 4581

Comments » 25

Razor784 writes:

Dobbs

orangeman1 writes:

North could get some playing time since we lost Rogers, Hunter, and Patterson. A couple of young ones from last year showed some promise, but there is definitely a spot if he has the talent and can learn the plays. Also, a Qb that can get it to him.

tnvol34 writes:

I think North will have a big impact, as well as Dobbs! If Bell wanted to come to TN, he would have come to TN, no matter what! Dooley was already gone, so stop with the excuses! please! So good luck at Michigan! Recruiting needs to stop making a spectacle out of the recruits on signing day! They glorify them like they are going to the NFL! This is rediculous! They are ruining these kids, swelling their heads, making them think they are really special! Why all the attention? It's crazy! They should be on their local TV stations, and that's it! not national TV! They get on tv, and play with all the hats, and do stupid stunts! All of this is not necessary! Just sign your papers, and go to school! There is no guarantee that you are going to be a star! A lot of them are playing against inferior competition anyway.

SouthPaVol writes:

We have the biggest holes to fill at QB, WR, and DE. I grade both WR and QB class as an "A" but think DE will have the largest impact.

While Jason Carr is a big-time recruit at DE, my vote goes for Jaylen Miller out of North Carolina. We need a pass rusher and he's a good-un with 29 sacks last year. Looks to have that quick first step. Although it's hard to tell anything by watching players against other high school players, if he develops the strength to go with his quickness, we got a gem! Go Vols!

GR82BaTennesseeVOL writes:

Jalen Reeves-Maybin is going to play safety, not LB.

volforeverandever writes:

Carr,we have been lacking a good pass rusher and he should help us a lot.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

Riyahd Jones just might make a difference in the secondary.

Vol-TIL-I-FaLL writes:

in response to GR82BaTennesseeVOL:

Jalen Reeves-Maybin is going to play safety, not LB.

running back before safety

wagee12 writes:

Who is the braineac who posted Dobbs. Dobbs will most likely red-shirt this fall. But what a great post! And this poll, really, of the guys listed is there any doubt it's North. Carr will be a backup and get his toes in the water but no way he starts ahead of the veterans. Some of you need a football 1101 beginners class. Will add that Quinn is an interesting prospect.

UTvols33 writes:

My vote went to Quinn. He's older so likely more mature both physically and mentally. Plus, I didn't see anybody cutting into Rivera's playing time last season, and I don't think he was that good, so their possesion of skilled players at that position might be limited.

VolGrad writes:

I think Carr (6-6, 275lbs) will get in before Miller, but Miller could have more upside. The difference in his stats from his junior to senior year are incredible. Something like 11 sacks his junior year jumped up to 27 sacks his senior year. Carr was a steady performer at 16 sacks and 10 sacks during his junior and senior years respectively. However, he was known more as a run stopper, and Carr's size has him looking like he's ready to play now.

With the switch back to the 4-3 and needing to build depth on the DL, both could very well see playing time this year. But Jaylen (6-2, 260) will probably need to add a little more bulk in order to crack into that rotation. In the SEC, he will be going against the best.

VolGrad writes:

in response to wagee12:

Who is the braineac who posted Dobbs. Dobbs will most likely red-shirt this fall. But what a great post! And this poll, really, of the guys listed is there any doubt it's North. Carr will be a backup and get his toes in the water but no way he starts ahead of the veterans. Some of you need a football 1101 beginners class. Will add that Quinn is an interesting prospect.

Even with the 3-4, it wasn't like we had a lot of options last year on the DL, and we lost Sentimore. I believe Carr has the size to get more than his feet wet.

But we'll see....

ETownVol writes:

in response to tnvol34:

I think North will have a big impact, as well as Dobbs! If Bell wanted to come to TN, he would have come to TN, no matter what! Dooley was already gone, so stop with the excuses! please! So good luck at Michigan! Recruiting needs to stop making a spectacle out of the recruits on signing day! They glorify them like they are going to the NFL! This is rediculous! They are ruining these kids, swelling their heads, making them think they are really special! Why all the attention? It's crazy! They should be on their local TV stations, and that's it! not national TV! They get on tv, and play with all the hats, and do stupid stunts! All of this is not necessary! Just sign your papers, and go to school! There is no guarantee that you are going to be a star! A lot of them are playing against inferior competition anyway.

I couldn't agree more. The media has turned signing day into a circus filling these kids heads with so much bull that the 4 & 5 stars think they're entitled to a starting position and an automatic first round NFL pick. And, yes, a lot of them ARE playing against inferior competition in high school.

volthrunthru#658770 writes:

Let's get this straight:

you are wondering which new signees will contribute as they join a team that was so bad last year that its coaches got fired.

Anybody home, in there????? Just what kind of journalists are running the show there?

Here's news...MOST of these average 2.5-star guys need to contribute this year...

against SEC opponents whose classes were clearly superior to this one...

or UT will have another season for losers.

rbwtn writes:

Once again and no more These kids are out of High School and Media builds them up like they are Super Stars most are 18 or 19 years old and make a big deal on signing day like they are some coveted catch and many can't handle college at all. Media does this just to sell ads for their TV & Radio shows and Print it's really ashame what its become.

Rockytopfan96 writes:

I already miss Bray!

AlexAndersonAAradio writes:

Would have to be a DB

JordanGrindstaff writes:

I think dobbs and carr should get a lot of playing time. if not dobbs you ought to redshirt him. I have a feeling he will fit very well in our new scheme. He is big fast can get the first downs with his legs or arm. He is my number 1 choice if he has good decision making skills and they have already talked about him being very smart so I go with him to start behind the awesome O-line we have. Him and neal could do a lil read option here and there too, I think you use him like collin kaepernick

Supersayin1 writes:

Think of this: MarQuez North,Paul Harris,and Jason Croom all on the field at the same time!!!! That means Oppossing DB's are screwed!!! All 3 are over 6'4 200lbs,and are fast and physical! They are gonna punk everything in front of them!! WRU!! GO VOLS!!! Also the supporting cast isn't bad either!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

Tennessee had a pretty good WR class a year ago that redshirted. Not saying North will not have a good chance because none of those guys have playing experience either but they are a year ahead of him. I really think Carr is a special player that will be on the field and Maybin at Safety which is a critical need.

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

in response to UTvols33:

My vote went to Quinn. He's older so likely more mature both physically and mentally. Plus, I didn't see anybody cutting into Rivera's playing time last season, and I don't think he was that good, so their possesion of skilled players at that position might be limited.

You don't think Rivera was that good????? I think he was one of the best players on the team last year and the best TE since Jason Witten. I think he was good enough to start for any team in the SEC. I think the NFL is drooling.

Rockytopfan96 writes:

What about our future QB??

oldster writes:

in response to GR82BaTennesseeVOL:

Jalen Reeves-Maybin is going to play safety, not LB.

Unless the time I saw posted for him, 4.8, he would certainly not help stop those long runs vs. UT as a safety. If that speed is correct, he better gain weight and become a LB or be of no help at all.

oldster writes:

in response to oldster:

Unless the time I saw posted for him, 4.8, he would certainly not help stop those long runs vs. UT as a safety. If that speed is correct, he better gain weight and become a LB or be of no help at all.

Sorry, I meant to say. "Unless the time I saw posted for him, 4.8, is wrong ..."

HighPlainsVol writes:

in response to orangeman1:

North could get some playing time since we lost Rogers, Hunter, and Patterson. A couple of young ones from last year showed some promise, but there is definitely a spot if he has the talent and can learn the plays. Also, a Qb that can get it to him.

Oangeman, your last sentence says it all. North seems like the obvious choice, but his success depends on havng a QB who can find the open man, get rid of the ball quickly, and be on target with his throws. We don't really know what we're going to get out of the QB position yet.

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