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Tennessee Football: Position-by-Position Grades for 2014 Recruiting Class
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Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones assembled one of the highest-ranked recruiting classes in the country and was one of the toasts of this year's recruiting cycle.

But as Vols fans know from the tenures of Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley, signing a lauded recruiting class and meeting needs are two mutually exclusive things.

The Vols had holes all over the field, and perhaps the most impressive thing about the 2014 class is that Jones did a good job of filling most of them. Throw in the fact that UT signed 32 recruits, and there is a buzz around Knoxville about an immediate, massive upgrade of talent.

Jones' first full recruiting class at UT passes the eyeball test and received plenty of national buzz from Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Grantland's Holly Anderson.

But how did the group—which finished seventh in the 247Sports rankings—fare when it came to addressing the inadequacies at each position?

Let's take an in-depth look at the recruiting class and hand out letter grades for each position.

All recruiting information via 247Sports Composite rankings unless otherwise noted.

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