Tennessee’s defensive line suffered numerous injuries last season, such as Shy Tuttle’s right knee injury.
The Vols defensive line will need a boost from rising junior Kahlil McKenzie this season. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Derek Barnett with the No. 14 overall pick in the NFL draft earlier this year. Tennessee must find a way to replace his production.
WMNL’s Josh Ward believes McKenzie will be able to step up and be the new leader of the defensive front. Ward predicts McKenzie will be an All-SEC player this season.