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Highest-graded players from Alabama's victory over Tennessee, 58-21

Oct 20, 2018; Knoxville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) hurdles Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Nigel Warrior (18) in the third quarter of a game at Neyland Stadium. Alabama defeated the Vols 58-21. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

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Alabama received star performances from Tua Tagovailoa and his pass-catching cast of characters as well as a strong defensive performance from the nation's highest-graded player in Quinnen Williams, knocking off Tennessee, 58-21.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Alabama Offense

Jonah Williams, OT – 85.2 overall

Jaylen Waddle, WR – 83.5 overall

Tua Tagovailoa, QB – 77.7 overall

Jerry Jeudy, WR – 70.8 overall

Irv Smith Jr., TE – 69.2 overall

Alabama Defense

Quinnen Williams, DI – 91.3 overall

Shyheim Carter, CB – 77.9 overall

Labryan Ray, Edge – 75.9 overall

Deionte Thompson, S – 71.3 overall

Christian Miller, LB – 71.1 overall

Tennessee Offense

Keller Chryst, QB – 90.7 overall

Jauan Jennings, WR – 74.5 overall

Ty Chandler, RB – 73.3 overall

Chance Hall, OG – 68.9 overall

Drew Richmond, OT – 68.4 overall

Tennessee Defense

Baylen Buchanan, CB – 76.8 overall

Kyle Phillips, Edge – 70.1 overall

Emmit Gooden, DI – 69.8 overall

Theo Jackson, S – 68.5 overall

Daniel Bituli, LB – 66.6 overall

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