Photo of Drake Dunsmore
Grade
50.5 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.47 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Dunsmore is an intriguing offensive weapon from Northwestern, a college tight end who shows the frame and skill set to be used in a variety of ways at the next level. Much like Chris Cooley in Washington, or the development of Aaron Hernandez this year in New England, Dunsmore has the ability to be a threat from various spots on the field and be a reliable short-yardage option to pick up first downs and create mismatches.

Analysis

Strengths

Dunsmore has good size to work out of the slot and the backfield. He has decent speed. He isn't much of a mismatch against linebackers, but he has the uncanny ability to separate from defenders and secure a catch. He is a good route runner in the short-to-intermediate game, where he knows how to throttle it down and exploit the zone of a defense or box out on a defender and use his frame to get just enough space to secure a catch. He is a decent up field runner who has just enough power and shake to make a man miss or carry a pile for a first down. He is a technical route runner who uses all he has to simply get open every time he is targeted with the ball.

Weaknesses

Dunsmore is not a very powerful runner after the catch. He can do just enough with the ball in his hands to be reliable, but he shouldn't be an option in the offense to be relied on for deep plays. He is limited as a run blocker and, although he fits the build to play special teams, he hasn't shown much there throughout his career. He simply might not be enough of an athlete to create true mismatches at the next level the way he did at Northwestern.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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