Photo of Jake Kumerow
Grade
4.94 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 195LBS. Weight

Overview

Father, Eric, was a first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1988. Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa is Jake's cousin. Started his career as a walk-on at Illinois, where he played for one year.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.52 and 4.56 seconds
Vertical jump: 31 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches
Short shuttle: 4.26 seconds
3-cone: 6.9 seconds
Bench: 15 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Angular build with ability to track throws and attack them. Effective use of frame, hands and arms to box out or reposition defender when trying to make red-zone catches. Dominated in the red zone against his competition. Uses quick speed-cut to free himself on out-breaking routes. Above-average routes with attention to detail. Smooth pass-catcher with soft hands. Decent after the catch. Has adequate build-up speed. Confident performer from football bloodlines.

Weaknesses

Positional blocker in run-heavy offense who needs to show more physicality as a run blocker. Marginal quickness off snap and into routes. Unlikely to threaten cornerbacks enough to back them off. Gets redirected by press coverage and takes a second to ramp back up into his route. Needs to stay lower in routes and show more bend. Produced big numbers against lower level of competition.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Lanky, productive former walk-on who got his start at Illinois before transferring to Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he has posted 33 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Shows the ability to win in the red zone against lesser competition, but short-area quickness and athleticism will be questioned as he steps into an NFL camp. Highly competitive and from a football family. Has an NFL shot.
-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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