A former NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champion made a huge prediction this past week for the Tennessee Vols in 2022.
Roman Harper, who played for 11 seasons in the NFL (mostly with the New Orleans Saints), recently appeared on “The Paul Finebaum Show” and he was practically gushing over the Vols.
Harper predicted that Tennessee will beat Alabama or Georgia in 2022.
“This team is a team that’s on the rise right now,” said Harper. “Tennessee is going to play big-time spoiler this year. They will beat Georgia or Alabama.”
Harper, who played college football at Alabama, also said he believes Tennessee is the third-best team in the SEC.
“I have Tennessee as the third best team in the conference, right now,” said Harper. “That’s because you bring back this offense, and as I continue to watch football, over, and over, and over, it’s really hard to defend. If they are able to run the football successfully, with their offensive line, that takes all the pressure and puts all the pressure on everyone else defensively.”
Additionally, Harper pointed out that he thinks the Vols should have had two more wins last year.
“Tennessee would have had two more wins last year if they started Hendon Hooker from the start, and then didn’t mess up the bowl game,” noted Harper.
Those are lofty predictions from Harper, but I think they’re worth listening to because he’s someone who’s been through the grind of the SEC and the NFL. He knows a winner when he sees one. And it’s clear from his comments that he sees a winner in Knoxville.
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