As football season approaches, more and more questions start to arise about the Tennessee football team. One we have is could Dominick Wood-Anderson be a top offensive target?
There has been less than a full week of practice, yet there is a lot of positive talk surrounding tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson. Who knows what kind of role he plays for the Tennessee football team, but he has the talent to be one of the best tight ends in the SEC.
Wood-Anderson was widely ranked as one of the best junior college prospects in the 2018 class. According to 247Sports Composite, he was ranked as the No. 1 recruit from the state of California.
He was a huge get for Jeremy Pruitt and staff in their first recruiting class as he had offers from Alabama, Louisville, Texas, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, and many others.
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Thus far at practice, Wood-Anderson has been one of the newcomers that have shown a lot of promise. Enough so, to draw reps with the first-team.
There are two reasons why we think Wood-Anderson will see the field early and often. One is the offensive line struggled last season. Every indication thus far is the offensive line still has some work to do to improve. They collectively might not be as bad as last season, but it still isn’t a strong position for the team at the moment.
However, having a 6-foot-5, 245-pounder to throw on the end of the line to help in the blocking game is positive for the offense. Another reason is he is a big target and could be the quick check down for the quarterbacks.
Another question surrounding the football team is who is going to be the quarterback? At this point, neither guy has propelled himself in fall practice. Jarrett Guarantano has shown promise and skill to make all the throws necessary to play the position. However, he and Keller Chryst are both somewhat erratic. And, that only bolds well for the tight end position drawing a lot of targets.
At the end of the day, Wood-Anderson is the prototype for what Jeremy Pruitt and Tyson Helton want out of the tight end position. He is big enough to block SEC defenders and athletic enough to get open downfield in the passing game. Keep an eye on him as he should be a name to watch this upcoming season.