There will be 21 new faces on the 2013 Tennessee Volunteers football team. Butch Jones was able to bring in a commendable mix of sizes, positions and skill sets, but one thing that remains to be seen is which individuals will stand out and become building blocks for the future.
Talent is an obvious requirement. There is a threshold of raw ability that you have to meet in order to be a building block, but once you meet that minimum, it gets into the intangibles.
Things like leadership, the will to win and a fighting spirit take over from there. I think of Travis Henry, who was the second-, if not third-most talented running back during his college career (Jamal Lewis and Travis Stephens), but he was still the unquestioned linchpin of the running backs.
Here are five freshmen that could be the same.