NSD Scouting Report: Caleb Bluiett

One-by-one, we'll take a look at every member of the Texas recruiting class.

Bluiett is one of the more intriguing prospects in this class just because he's a raw athlete with size and speed. Add in that he can play multiple positions, and Bluiett could project anywhere from tight end to defensive end to linebacker. And he played all of those positions (along with defensive tackle) in high school.

He'll start off as a defensive end in college, which is a great fit for his body type and athleticism (he's been clocked in the 4.6-second range in the 40-yard dash). Bluiett is a tall 6-3 (read: not quite 6-4), but has the long arms associated with players much taller, and currently checks in at 240 pounds. He carries that weight extremely well, and could certainly add more.

Because of the way he moves around, he hasn't had the opportunity to learn the nuances of the position yet, but he does display great burst and short-area speed, and the occasional swim or rip move to get past the blocker. He also excels at finding the ball.

Even more, his coaches at the International Bowl have raved about his intelligence and his ability to pick things up quickly. And the way he's been able to adapt to playing one position this down and another the next has been fascinating.

Bluiett might be one of the most exciting players to watch develop because few players are going to have his size/speed combination, his versatility and his football aptitude. Give him a year or two to focus on one position (and possibly throwing a few Bryan Harsin-type packages his way) and he could bloom into an outstanding player.

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