Photo of Jermaine Cunningham
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  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 266LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Cunningham was the Gators' most disruptive defender in 2009 and has great initial quickness and agility to make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage. He doesn't have outstanding speed but is athletic enough to be a versatile defender as an outside linebacker or end at the next level. He is still developing his pass rush package but has the natural ability to be effective in the NFL. He lacks the bulk to be an effective take-on defender but is a high-motor player that should contribute on special teams and sub packages in his rookie season.

Analysis

Strengths

Cunningham was a highly active, very productive defender on one of the nation's top defenses in college. He's an athletic player with impressive pass rush quickness who could play outside linebacker in a 3-4. Has the range to track down running plays away from him and drop into coverage. Durability is a plus. Exhibited toughness throughout career.

Weaknesses

Cunningham can be an inconsistent reactor and instincts are just adequate. He's a bit undersized and a little light in the saddle. Does not possess enough strength and power at the point of attack versus the run at this time.
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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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