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Departure of Justin Hunter highlights Tennessee’s massive holes to fill at receiver in 2013

justin-hunter-amy-smotherman-burgess.JPGKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Justin Hunter (sort of) announced Monday what most had long assumed: He will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Junior Cordarrelle Patterson will likely take the same path, although he deserves the chance to make the announcement on his own terms.*

Hunter and Patterson will get the most attention, but the loss of two seniors — tight end Mychal Rivera and receiver Zach Rogers — will also seriously deplete the Vols’ receiving game.

There is no position that will undergo a greater rebuilding in 2013, and first-year coach Butch Jones and his newly hired receivers coach, Zach Azzanni, will have to break in receivers this spring and summer in order to have some bodies ready for the opener.

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