Photo of Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Drafted By: Chiefs

Combine Results

Grade
5.27 ?
  • 5.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Kansas City adds more speed/quickness to their defense with this pick. Nunez-Roches is a one-dimensional penetrating tackle who will need time to become a more well-rounded NFL player. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Fires out of starting blocks at the snap. Sniffs out direction of play and looks for gaps to shoot. Above-average agility and balance for position. Plays on his feet and uses low center of gravity and leg drive to maintain his leverage against single blocks. Difficult to control him off snap. Able to call on additional power and improve position once engaged. As pass rusher, gets to the corner and keeps grinding to constrict pocket. Plays hard and pursues hard. Gave good effort each snap despite playing for a struggling team. Blocked two kicks in college.

Weaknesses

Undersized and short-limbed. Loses sight of ball during penetration at times. Hard charger who gets going in one direction and struggles to right the ship and recover when play is behind him. Uses spin move to disengage, but it is usually too late. Missing burst needed to close out and tackle down the line. Gets fooled by play-action until it is too late. Relies on shoulder too often and needs to improve hands. Down blocks and double teams can crater him. Inconsistent body lean as pass rusher.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Caraun Reid

Bottom Line

Fireplug with a good motor and an ability to find gaps and drive upfield through them. He's missing the size and brute strength necessary to consistently handle himself in a phone-booth battle, so he will have to play in a one-gap, upfield defense. He has the look of a penetrating nose who will have to start his career as a backup.
-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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