Overview: There was a time earlier in his recruitment that many believed Crouch could end up playing running back in college and that kind of versatility had to be incredibly attractive to all the college coaches recruiting him. As he developed physically, though, Crouch grew into a linebacker and that’s what he was expected to play at the All-American Bowl before getting injured. Crouch is still learning the position, but he has tremendous athleticism and dynamic ability so he could be special in the Vols’ defense. If it doesn’t work out, a big back is always needed in an SEC offense as well.
Farrell’s take: Crouch reminds me a bit of Dylan Moses from Alabama, who started as a running back and developed into a great linebacker. He has the potential to be a beast on defense if he can stay healthy or be that downhill runner Tennessee would love to have if defense doesn’t work out. He could even be a hybrid guy on defense who plays with his hand in the dirt at times.