Redskins UDFA Spotlight: Can BJ Blunt make the roster after Reuben Foster’s injury?
About BJ Blunt
A defensive back, Blunt was originally ruled ineligible for a lack of credits, and he had to attend a community college before ultimately enrolling at McNeese State, his initial plan. Blunt was a three-star recruit coming out of high school.
In 2017, Blunt joined the Cowboys and was eventually converted to the linebacker position. Thanks to his instincts, he was able to thrive at the spot. He showed rapid development en route to 43 tackles in his first year and only improved in 2018.
Blunt was able to play linebacker and rush off the edge a bit with McNeese in 2018. He managed 76 tackles and nine sacks in his final season with the Cowboys and really showed well at the East-West Shrine Game. He put himself on the map that point and some thought that he could end up being drafted late in the 2019 NFL Draft.
However, Blunt ended up going undrafted and signed with the Redskins ahead of camp. He was one of the first names ESPN’s John Keim heard after the draft, so that likely means that the team thought highly of him. Of course, things can change, but that is a good sign.
And when looking at Blunt’s tape, it’s easy to see the qualities that the Redskins like.