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Combine Results

Grade
5.28 ?
  • 4.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 318LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

As a four-star recruit that changed high schools as a senior for football reasons, great things were expected from Dunker when he signed with the University of Florida. He redshirted his first year in Gainesville, but an arrest for grand theft of a motor scooter made him decide to transfer in the following spring. Instead of sitting out a year at another FBS school, he went to Tennessee State, where he immediately grabbed the starting left tackle spot. Dunker started at left tackle and left guard in 2014, then received second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference notice as a junior for his work at left and right guard. He met high expectations as a senior, starting every game at left tackle again and grabbing first-team All-OVC and numerous FCS All-American honors in the process.

Analysis

Strengths

Good athlete with few physical limitations in space. Has the feet to reach challenging blocks with more technique work. Able to get to cut-off blocks. Has adequate connection rate on linebackers and box safeties. Arm length and hand size is a plus. Plays with a wide base in his pass sets. Has ability to slide from gap to gap to handle quickness requirements against twists and blitzes.

Weaknesses

Play strength doesn't match his weight. Was unable to anchor against speed-to-power as a tackle. When defenders stab his chest, he is unlikely to reset hands and recover. Has issues over-setting at both guard and tackle. Guard-only prospect. Plays way out over his toes in run game and falls off of blocks. Feet move as drive blocker, but there isn't much push behind them. Can be rag-dolled at point of attack by power.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Dunker is an excellent athlete, but he is extremely raw and may not have enough core strength to consistently hold up against NFL power. His best chance is with a zone-oriented rushing team, but he will still need time to improve his technique and strength before he could become a factor on the depth chart.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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