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Grade
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  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 277LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Dunlap is a big body that could fit as an end in 4-3 or 3-4 defensive schemes. He is a better run stopper than pass rusher but has flashed ability to be effective collapsing the pocket coming off the edge. Dunlap has been inconsistent with his footwork and technique as a run defender but has natural power and length to be excellent in this phase of the game at the next level. He bats lots of balls with good awareness of throwing lanes versus the pass and has also blocked several kicks over his career on special teams. Dunlap appears to be a highly regarded 4-3 right defensive end but there will be concerns over his character and consistent effort in the 2010 draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Dunlap has almost a freakish combination of size and speed. He possesses ideal height and bulk. Displays great power at the point of attack against the run and when bull-rushing. Does a really good job with his hand use. Can come off the edge and shows some pass rushing moves. Is a very strong run defender who can penetrate, track down plays on the back side, and hold up against the power running game.

Weaknesses

He underwent abdominal surgery spring of 2009. There are serious character questions surrounding Dunlap including a DUI arrest. He’s also inconsistent with his work ethic. Dunlap can be an inconsistent reactor whose production fails to match his physical tools.
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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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