Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings becoming a leader for Vols' young receiving corps
We have all seen the talent Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings has when he’s on the football field. After all, he’s the one who caught the game-winning Hail Mary against Georgia last year.
However, entering his junior season, Jennings is using his on-field experience to help his teammates off the field.
According to RockyTopInsider.com, Jennings, who is already one of the veterans among the Vols’ receivers, is making himself available to help his younger teammates with whatever they need:
“It’s not so much of a boss mentality, it’s ‘I’m a brother so I’m here for you whenever you need it,’” Jennings said on Sunday during the Vols’ media day. “I’m more of a ‘we can watch film and break it down’ type of guy. But you can never play the game as another person. (Someone else) is going to see the game completely differently as I’m going to see it.”
The Volunteers hope the rest of their young receiving corps follows Jennings’ lead, especially when it comes to film study:
“We have film on our phones. I watch film throughout the day,” Jennings said. “I wake up and just want to watch film. I love watching film. I love finding out new defenses, new ways to get them. I’ve been watching Georgia Tech. That’s all I worry about.”
Last year, Jennings caught 40 passes for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. Even without Josh Dobbs playing quarterback this fall, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him surpass those numbers in 2017.