The SEC Blog will be counting down the top 150 players in the SEC every day, concluding on Aug. 30, at the start of the college football regular season.
59. Prentiss Waggner, No. 23, Tennessee Cornerback
2011 stats: 48 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions
Waggner is an established veteran that has bounced around between safety and cornerback during his Volunteer career. Entering his senior season, he is listed atop the Vols depth chart at cornerback.
The 6'2", 180-pounder had two interceptions last season at safety, but five as a cornerback in 2010. He matches up well with the taller receivers in the SEC and has a nose for the football.
He is going to have to adjust to back to his old position and a new scheme under first-year defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri. Considering he went through the Lane Kiffin debacle, Waggner should benefit from his experience. Nevertheless, there will still be an adjustment period.
Waggner was voted by Phil Steel to the second-team preseason All-SEC team at cornerback, and that's the right spot for him. There's still a small bit of unknown with him, but he is certainly capable of finishing his career strong and cementing his legacy as an SEC star.
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