Junior; 6’3″ 190 pounds; Mobile, Ala.
Two South Alabama Jaguars skill players could give Tennessee football trouble this year. Defensive back Keith Gallmon is a candidate for it, and with new head coach Kane Wommack, a defensive specialist, running the program, Gallmon could be even more of a playmaker.
Both Gallmon and Tolbert were All Sun Belt last year, and they both made the Pro Football Focus first team All Sun Belt for 2021. Simply put, it was extremely hard to choose between the two which player would be more effective. However, Tolbert has been first team All Sun Belt across the board. Gallmon was on the official All Sun Belt second team.
That’s one reason Tolbert got the nod. The graduate of McGill-Toolen High School was an incredible playmaker last year, catching 64 passes for 1,085 yards and eight touchdowns. Given his size, he’s a dangerous wideout, and he’ll likely take an even greater step forward this year.
It’s pretty clear that the Vols are expected to have major issues on defense this year. That is another reason Tolbert made this list and not Gallmon. Based on the spring game, what happened last year and the departure of Bryce Thompson, there are legitimate concerns about the program’s pass defense. As a result, they’ll need to focus on Tolbert as much as possible.