6’3″ 215 pounds; Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
We move on to another wideout who could emerge onto the scene this year. Unlike Ramel Keyton, Cedric Tillman committed to Tennessee football with very little hype. However, his production has made him a potential breakout candidate.
Over the past two years, Tillman has a total of seven catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Honestly, having 67 yards and a TD last year was impressive given the state of the program. However, the graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada’s Clark County really emerged during the spring and appears to be a perfect fit for Josh Heupel’s offense.
That spring practice performance is what puts Tillman over Keyton for now. We can safely say the Vols could use at least one wideout with a size advantage, which is why both are on here, but at the moment, Tillman seems to be the one most likely to fill that role.
Jeremy Pruitt and Jim Chaney may have misused both Tillman and Keyton, and they should each get a fair shot under Heupel. One of them is going to emerge given how many receivers Heupel likes to run and the versatility he likes in the passing game. As of right now, Tillman is the leading true wideout candidate to handle that.