Vanderbilt Commodores offensive lineman Devin Cochran announced on Monday that he intends to transfer for his final year of eligibility.

Cochran, 6-foot-7/318 lbs, started the final nine games of the 2019 season for the Commodores. He started 32 games in total during his career at Vanderbilt.

The Georgia native signed with Vanderbilt in 2016 as a three-star recruit. He chose the Commodores over Tennessee and Miami (he was recruited to UT by previous head coach Butch Jones and offensive line coach Don Mahoney). Cochran also considered signing with Georgia.

This is absolutely a player the Tennessee Vols should pursue as a graduate transfer. There’s a decent chance that Trey Smith forgoes his final year of eligibility and declares for the 2020 NFL Draft. Losing Smith will severely hurt the Vols’ depth.

Tennessee currently has Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright penciled in as their tackles, but Wright could always move inside to guard and Cochran could start at one of the tackle positions.

Landing Cochran would be a tremendous for Tennessee. It’s not every day that a starting offensive lineman with SEC experience hits the transfer portal. Jeremy Pruitt and his staff need to work on bringing this kid to Knoxville ASAP.

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