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11. Jarrett Guarantano – Tennessee

Tennessee got blown off the field against West Virginia in Week 1 of this season, and it didn’t have much to do with Guarantano. The rushing offense mustered a meager 129 yards on 38 carries. They didn’t really open things up for the Tennessee quarterback and he couldn’t push the ball down field, or wouldn’t.

He finished a respectable 19-for-25 on the day, but only threw for 172 yards and averaged just 7 yards per attempt. They didn’t have much of a test against East Tennessee State in Week 2, but Guarantano improved on all those areas in limited action.

He was the No. 79 overall player in the 2015 class and No. 1 dual-threat quarterback that year. Tennessee fans have to hope for more from him if they want to challenge Georgia in the East this year. Guarantano will need a better effort from his rushing game, or at least his coaching staff needs to open up the playbook if they can’t move the ball on the ground.