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Calen Bullock, USC

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Calen Bullock, S, USC


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Calen Bullock, a safety out of USC. He is from Pasadena, California and was a 3-star recruit from John Muir High School.

Bullock began his collegiate career at USC in 2021 where he appeared in 12 games for the Trojans. He racked up a solid freshman season, totalling 25 solo tackles, 15 assists, 2 interceptions and 3 passes defended.

After that season, he improved his production even further as a sophomore. In 2022 he racked up 29 solo tackles, 19 assists, 5 interceptions, 1 touchdown and 5 passes defended. An outstanding sophomore season that highlighted his skills.

His final season was as a junior in 2023. His production exploded to a whole new level when he totalled 42 solo tackles, 21 assists, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown and 7 passes defended. Bullock, displayed his elite potential and ultimately chose to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, foregoing his senior year at USC>


Measurables

Height: 6’3” (91st-percentile)                                 

Weight: 190 lbs (12nd-percentile)

Age: 20.9                                                      

Class: Junior


NCAA Statistics

Defense & Fumbles Table
    Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2021 USC Pac-12 FR S 12 25 15 40 0.0 0.0 2 0 0.0 0 3 0     0
*2022 USC Pac-12 SO   14 29 19 48 0.0 0.0 5 172 34.4 1 5 0 0 0 0
*2023 USC Pac-12 JR S 12 42 21 63 0.0 0.0 2 41 20.5 1 7 0 0 0 0
Career USC         96 55 151 0.0 0.0 9 213 23.7 2 15 0 0 0 0
Provided by CFB at Sports ReferenceView Original Table
Generated 2/9/2024.

 

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Possesses excellent ball skills and incredible ability to high point the ball. Excellent at contested catches.
  • He has great size and speed which makes him tough to match up against.
  • Has a great ability to read routes and great anticipation that frequently allows him to jump the route effectively.
  • He is difficult to beat in zone coverage and is great at attacking the ball with physicality.

Weaknesses

  • He is not well-suited to play against the run and lacks technique.
  • Needs to add some body mass to allow him to be more physical against bigger receivers.
  • He often bites on double-moves from receivers, especially at the line of scrimmage.
  • Is not overly physical off at the line of scrimmage and sometimes allows too much separation early in routes.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Late Round 2

Ideal Landing Spot: San Francisco 49ers

Calen Bullock USC
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

The 49ers are currently days away from playing the Chiefs in Super Bowl XLIII and are likely the most well-rounded team in the NFL. They don’t have many positions of need, but one that they could stand to upgrade is safety.

If Bullock falls to the end of the second round, he would be an absolute steal for San Francisco and could be the anchor on their defence for years to come. He could benefit from beefing up a bit, but overall he is one of the most well-rounded defenders in this draft class. He has truly elite potential that comes at a second-round price tag because of his size.