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Scout's Take: Kaleb Eulls
Profile: Kaleb Eulls Position: Defensive End Location: Yazoo City, Mississippi – Yazoo County Height: 6-4 Weight: 250 pounds Speed: 4.7 Recruiting Breakdown: In the end, Eulls decided to stay home and be a Mississippi State Bulldog. He had an impressive offer list, but he connected with the MSU staff and felt Starkville was the best place for him. Strengths Size: Eulls has very good size for a future defensive end in the SEC. He has great length, he has broad shoulders, and he is not close to being fully developed. His arm length will get up in passing lanes, it will help create separation between him and offensive tackles, and it will create room for him to use his hands on offensive linemen. He will likely end up playing at MSU at around 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds. Pursuit: He really specializes now in tracking down the football. Once he recognizes where it is, he goes after it at full speed. He is able to get going quickly for a guy his size, he changes direction well, and he gets to the ball in a hurry. Whether it be the quarterback or running back, Eulls knows how to track down whoever has the football in his hand. Athleticism: Not many guys at his size could play quarterback, but he does and he does it quite well for his school. He is so athletic for his size – he has great feet, he has very good body control, he shows good balance, and he is a fluid big man. This may be his biggest strength because this is what it takes now to be successful in the SEC. First Step: His first step is a good one off the edge. He really stands up and plays high, but his first step is so quick that he catches the offensive linemen by surprise or is already half a step past them. He gets off the ball well, he gets north-south in a hurry, and he is going to be a strong pass rusher. Weaknesses Playing High: He has a tendency based on what I have seen so far to stand up with the ball is snapped. He does not know how to play with leverage, but that will likely come on the next level when he totally focuses on defensive end. Right now he just uses sheer athleticism and size to make plays, but he will have to work on his pad level, staying low when coming off the ball, and using leverage against the big 6-foot-6 offensive tackles he will do battle with. Raw: This is a big word and can mean a lot, but he just needs to work on technique. He needs to show more punch, work on different moves to the inside and outside, play low, and things of that nature. He can just dominate the man in front of him now because of natural ability, but he will really have to fine tune his game on the next level. He does not have a lot of bad habits and he is an intelligent young man, so he should pick up on things quite well. My Overall Thoughts Eulls is the number two rated player in the state of Mississippi and for good reason. He is the top big-athlete in the state and he has so much potential at defensive end. He is quick off the ball, he has great size for the position he plays, and he plays with a lot of energy. He has a high ceiling and once he learns the position, he could be challenging for all-conference recognition. Eulls is a top prospect on and off the field and Mississippi State landed one of the best in their home-state this week. Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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