PODCAST: Evaluating The Big 5 Tennessee Volunteer Prospects + The Warped Perception Of Kyle Philips (w/ Ryan Schumpert)

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On today’s episode, host Easton Freeze and producer JT dive into:


  • Easton debunks the perception that Kyle Philips is a problem at punt returner (5:13)


  • Reacting to the revelation that Nick Westbrook-Ikhine played most of last season with a knee injury (17:00)
  • Why the Titans are paying such close attention to this CB class (20:17)
  • Thoughts on the new NFL rules to come out of the owner’s meetings this week (27:25)


  • Easton is joined by longtime friend and UT beat reporter Ryan Schumpert of rockytopinsider.com to discuss the five Vols projected to go in the top 100 in this year’s draft (35:04)
  • Is EDGE Byron Young polished enough to warrant a day-2 pick? (36:14)
  • Does the big-bodied WR Cedric Tillman prove to be a draft steal in a receiver class of shrimps? (39:27)
  • WR Jalin Hyatt is the reigning Biletnikoff winner… but did his college scheme mask shortcomings that will hurt him at the next level? (44:14)
  • QB Hendon Hooker has gotten quite the boost in public perception this week, but is his play style just too collegiate? (50:50)
  • Why Darnell Wright is among the best players in this draft and should be a prime trade-down candidate for the Titans (58:58)

Tips? Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Email the show here: easton@broadwaysportsmedia.com

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Author: Easton Freezeis a Nashville native who loves covering the NFL. He is the host of The Hot Read Podcast, and when he isn't watching or covering sports, he's spending time with friends and family.

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