Photo of Drake Dunsmore
Drafted By: Buccaneers

Combine Results

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  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Dunsmore is an intriguing tight end prospect with sneaky athleticism. He will compete for playing time as a backup.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


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 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.



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 a defender and use his frame to get just enough space to secure a catch. He is a decent upfield 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.


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 a deep-play option in the offense. 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.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.