Photo of B.J. Dubose
Drafted By: Vikings

Combine Results

Grade
5.2 ?
  • 5.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Vikings land a scrappy leverage player who needs considerable development into a specific role. Mike Zimmer has a history of maximizing the talents of his defensive linemen so this could be a player to watch down the line. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 284LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Good initial quickness into blocker. Can bend and play under the pads of guards and tackles. Uses hips to leverage blockers in run game. Able to get hands where he wants them and control the situation as a two-gap player. Willing to be a dirty-work player.

Weaknesses

Gets too tall and can be knocked to the ground. Feast or famine when he one-gaps. Can be redirected and knocked sideways out of gap when penetrating. Pulverized when double teamed. Thin calves and ankles for an interior player and fails to generate power from legs. Will shut down his pursuit if play is away from him. Marginal body control. No aptitude as a pass rusher to play defensive end in a 4-3.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Has the lower body of a defensive end, but lacks the talent and athleticism to make that his home. Has enough strength at the point of attack to be a 3-4 defensive end but is unlikely to be a plus play against the run or pass from that position.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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