Senior; 6’6″ 340 pounds
When we talked about loaded teams who are more just complete teams with no real standout superstars, we were talking about the Georgia Bulldogs. Yes, USC Trojans transfer J.T. Daniels is a standout player and was a huge pickup for Kirby Smart this offseason, but he hasn’t played a game yet for UGA, so we couldn’t put him on this list.
If there’s one player Tennessee football will have to account for, though, Jordan Davis is that player. A true nose tackle, Davis doesn’t rack up lots of stats. In three years, he has just five sacks, six and a half tackles for a loss and 58 tackles, 20 of which were solo.
However, Davis gets the type of push necessary on the inside to free up the rest of the defenders, which is why he still enters 2021 with All-American expectations. Given the fact that Vol fans expect to be blown out by Georgia anyway, this could just be a game for Davis to showcase what he does best.
The test against Davis will be his former teammate, Cade Mays, who will line up at guard for the Vols this year. However, the Vols have to replace Trey Smith and Brandon Kennedy, so there are certainly some issues on the interior of the offensive line. That makes Davis an even more concerning player for UT to deal with.