Photo of Derek Dimke
Grade
47.7 ?
  • 5'11" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 178LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Dimke is a classic kicker coming out of college. He was a three-year starter with average size for a kicker and just average leg strength, but has been accurate enough throughout his career that he will get a shot at the next level. He is not effected by pressure or weather, and has been a consistent performer. It will be tough for a team to justify a draft pick on this kid, but look for him to be competing in a camp this August.

Analysis

Strengths

Dimke is an accurate kicker who is also a kickoff option. He was only 10-for-12 on field goal attempts in his senior year, making one kick from 49 yards out. He isn't knocking down NFL doors as a guy who will make kicks from more than 50 yards, but he is reliable from shorter distances and has shown enough to deserve a shot.

Weaknesses

Dimke is not a strong kicker and didn't attempt any kicks of 50 yards or more in his senior year. A big miss in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA won't do anything to help his prospects, but Dimke isn't advertised as a strong kicker so accuracy within 30-39 yards is key for him.
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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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