6’1″ 215 pounds
By default, Spencer Rattler is on here. He hasn’t been what everybody thought he would be as quarterback for South Carolina, throwing just eight touchdowns to nine interceptions. However, Tennessee football has had issues in the secondary throughout the year, and Rattler’s numbers aren’t all that bad outside of the touchdown to interception ratio.
For the year, Rattler has completed completed 178 of 273 passes for 1,968 yards. That means he’s completing 65.2 percent of his passes and averaging over seven yards an attempt. That’s not All-SEC worthy by any means, but it’s certainly efficient enough to make him dangerous.
When you consider the fact that the Vols struggled at times with Brady Cook last week and had four straight games in which they gave up over 300 yards through the air, two of which they gave up over 400 yards, you have to consider Rattler a threat. He was once considered a superstar quarterback for a reason.
Rattler does have 55 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, so he’s a threat there too. Antwane Wells Jr. and Jalen Brooks are also pretty decent weapons. Taking this into account, the Vols’ secondary has some work to do to make sure he doesn’t get hot.