LB Steve Edmond
But it's such a critical position, and Edmond made some big-time plays last season, including the interception in the end zone to kill West Virginia's overtime hopes in November, that I'll rank Edmond No. 21.
Texas has missed so badly at the LB position in recruiting most of the last six years (with the exceptions of Emmanuel Acho and Keenan Robinson) that it's hard to project where Edmond should be at this point in his career.
The UT defensive coaches love Edmond's effort. If they can clean up his technique by making his feet and hands more efficient, Edmond (who overcame a lacerated liver vs Texas Tech WR Eric Ward last season) just might realize his potential as a senior.
Bluiett, for the second straight year, had a great showing during the spring game. Only I think that will carry over to the fall this time around.
While I do expect Davis to get the nod at the other DE spot across from Cedric Reed, I think Bluiett's motor and abilities will earn him PT. He's such a hard worker that he won't give Davis the ability to take reps off or he'll get replaced.
That alone is worthy enough to have him at No. 21 but I think he'll make an impact on the field too.