Aug 30, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs wide receiver Jeremy Johnson (15) catches a pass against Texas Tech Red Raiders linebacker Terrance Bullitt (1) in the second quarter of the game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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One of the biggest pieces Texas Tech’s defensive coaches must replace in 2014 is Raider linebacker Terrance Bullitt, who ended his college career with 47 games played, 135 tackles (16.5 for loss), three sacks, two forced fumbles and 16 pass breakups.

Bullitt is a tough kid who played through injury most of his career. His durability is a question mark for NFL teams, but his work ethic and athleticism certainly are not. Unfortunately, in order to play the Raider position in college, Bullitt is kind of in between a safety and linebacker, with some of the range of the former and some of the size of the later. He’s not quite big enough to play linebacker in the pros and he’s not quite fast enough to play safety.

But if he gets picked up in free agency he could find his way onto a practice squad or maybe even a special teams unit. Bullitt was a terrific college player and even better person, so here’s hoping someone somewhere gives him a shot.

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