The Tennessee offense is loaded with potential. Big-armed junior quarterback Tyler Bray has two lethal targets, classmates Da'Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter. The problem? Bray and Hunter need to stay on the field.
Hunter missed most of last season with a knee injury, while Bray struggled with thumb issues. Rogers managed to play a full season, but rumors about a potential transfer were swirling around Knoxville in March.
But that's all water under the bridge at this point, and the Volunteers are looking forward to what these three can do in the lineup together.
After the jump, we'll answer the question: Which Tennessee wide receiver is the better draft prospect? Give us your answer in the poll and discuss away in the comments.
What's to like about Da'Rick Rogers?
Unlike Hunter, Rogers managed to put together a full season and was productive in doing so. He caught over 1,000 yards in passes and reeled in nine touchdowns last year without Hunter across from him and with Bray in and out of the lineup. A five-star recruit, Rogers has size, speed and run after the catch ability that make him a dangerous target in the passing game.
What's to like about Justin Hunter?
Other than his injury history, there isn't much to dislike about Justin Hunter. He has elite tools for the position. At 6-feet-4-inches tall, Hunter maintains amazing athleticism and is smooth and silk in and out of his cuts. He was absolutely dominant when on the field in 2011. Dane Brugler even tweeted that if healthy, Hunter is the best wide receiver in this class.
Based on productivity, Rogers is the better wide receiver. But making NFL Draft evaluations is about projecting skill sets to the next level. In that regard, Hunter is a much better prospect. The big question is whether or not Hunter can stay on the field enough to prove his talent. We'll just have to wait and see. One thing is for sure, Tyler Bray is going to have some dangerous weapons at his disposal next season.
What do you think? Rogers or Hunter? Take your pick.