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Jeffri Chadiha
August 28, 2000
Keith Bulluck, who fell into the Titans' lap as the 30th pick in the 2000 draft, played both middle and outside linebacker at Syracuse, but he'll start his rookie season on the strong side. Tennessee likes his athleticism (4.51 speed in the 40) and size (6'3", 232 pounds), especially because the AFC Central has become a haven for power backs and athletic tight ends. However, handling such players may not be as big a challenge for Bulluck as mastering the complexities of the defense. As former Titans linebacker Barron Wortham, now in Dallas, says, "You had to be a nuclear scientist to understand the scheme. You're thinking so much that it takes away from your game." Says Bulluck, "So far so good."
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August 28, 2000

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Keith Bulluck, who fell into the Titans' lap as the 30th pick in the 2000 draft, played both middle and outside linebacker at Syracuse, but he'll start his rookie season on the strong side. Tennessee likes his athleticism (4.51 speed in the 40) and size (6'3", 232 pounds), especially because the AFC Central has become a haven for power backs and athletic tight ends. However, handling such players may not be as big a challenge for Bulluck as mastering the complexities of the defense. As former Titans linebacker Barron Wortham, now in Dallas, says, "You had to be a nuclear scientist to understand the scheme. You're thinking so much that it takes away from your game." Says Bulluck, "So far so good."

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