Here are the ones I gleaned from Tuesday's first Tennessee workout at Haslam Field:
- Sophomore Dontavis Sapp looked like a linebacker who had mistakenly wandered onto the defensive back field, and not just because he was wearing a linebacker-type number (41). Sapp is listed at 6-2 and 219 pounds, and looks even bigger than that.
- Janzen Jackson, who missed spring practice to resolve some non-football issues, still looks like the best athlete on the field in every drill. If he's rusty, it doesn't show.
- Junior tight end Mychal Rivera looks at least 10 pounds heavier than his listed size of 6-3 and 254 pounds.
- Rivera led the team through warm-up drills, along with fellow veterans Tauren Poole, Tyler Bray, Janzen Jackson, Malik Jackson, Austin Johnson, Zach Rogers and Art Evans.
- Fifth-year senior defensive end Ben Martin may be growing into a defensive tackle. Sidelined by two Achilles tendon tears in the past year, he looks even bigger than his listed size of 6-4 and 265 pounds.
- Sophomore wide receiver Justin Hunter, who looked alarmingly brittle at 6-4 and 182 pounds last fall, looks much thicker at his new weight of 200 pounds.
- Hunter still exhibits remarkable grace. After slightly misjudging a long pass from Bray, he stretched out at the last instant and somehow caught the ball between the tips of his pinky fingers.
- Sophomore linebacker Raiques Crump, relegated mostly to special-teams duty in 2010, looks a lot bigger than his listed size of 6-1 and 220. He looks at least three inches taller and 15 pounds heavier than fellow 'backer John Propst, who is listed as 6-0 and 225.
- Tennessee's six mid-term freshmen - tight end Brendan Downs, wideout Vincent Dallas, center Mack Crowder, guard Marcus Jackson, quarterback Justin Worley and cornerback Justin Coleman - were not present, even after working with the varsity all last spring. Instead, they will practice tonight with the incoming freshmen, junior college players and walk-ons.