One of the biggest reasons the Tennessee Vols didn’t win more games in 2021 was a lack of depth.
Tennessee simply didn’t have enough talent on the depth chart to compete in the fourth quarter with elite programs like Alabama and Georgia.
If the Vols’ depth is going to improve this offseason, it will need to happen via the NCAA transfer portal.
Tennessee added some quality talent on early signing day, but they need players in 2022 who can contribute immediately.
Especially in the secondary.
The Vols were already thin in the secondary in 2021. And they’re losing two key defensive backs in Theo Jackson and Alontae Taylor.
One player Tennessee should take a look at that could help remedy their situation is LSU cornerback Dwight McGlothern.
McGlothern hit the transfer portal on Tuesday. He’s a former four-star recruit from Texas who signed with LSU during the 2020 signing period.
The sophomore cornerback played in 17 games for LSU over the last two seasons, starting six of those games.
Tennessee desperately needs a cornerback with SEC experience. It’s unclear exactly why McGlothern is leaving Baton Rouge (the Tigers have a new head coach in Brian Kelly, so that could definitely be a factor), but the Vols should still take a look at the obviously talented cornerback.
McGlothern was offered by UT when Butch Jones was the head coach in 2017. He was also offered by Penn State in 2018 when current Vols defensive coordinator Tim Banks was the Nittany Lions’ secondary coach.
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