Sean Bunting

Central Michigan
CB

Prospect Info

College
Central Michigan
Hometown
Class
MI
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
195 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.76
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Round 2 ‧ Pick 7
40 Yard Dash
4.42u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
14
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
41.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
126.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 

Playlist

Bunting and his cornerback partner, Xavier Crawford, both decided to leave the Chippewas as juniors after coach John Bonamego was fired. He and Crawford were first-team All-MAC picks in 2018, while Bunting received CMU's Defensive Player of the Year award with 37 tackles, three for loss, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles in 12 games (11 starts). Bunting started all 13 games as a sophomore, making 49 tackles, breaking up five passes, forcing two fumbles and ending the year on a high note by intercepting five passes in the final four games. As a redshirt freshman in 2016, the Michigan native played in all 13 games (one start) and was credited with 18 tackles, two interceptions, and five pass breakups. Bunting is expected to become just the third defensive back from Central Michigan to get drafted in the NFL since 1985 (Kavon Frazier by Cowboys in 2016 and Jim Bowman by Patriots in 1985).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Levi Wallace
Overview
Long, lanky press corner who plays with good control, an ability to stay connected to routes and above-average ball skills. Bunting is a bail or trail corner who is more adept at shadowing the release than road-blocking it with physicality due to a leaner frame. He's confident in coverage and doesn't play with panic, but has to prove his top-end speed. He's proven his worth on 50-50 balls, but may fall below NFL standards with closing twitch and instincts. He's a solid Day 3 prospect with CB4 potential.
Strengths
  • Allowed under 39 percent completion rate in 2018
  • Long-limbed with fluid hips
  • Flips hips to sprint without needing to reset feet
  • Looks to physically smother outside release
  • Aware against high-low route concepts
  • Flows with bends of route and stays under control
  • Above-average ball skills with nine career interceptions
  • Long arms are a nuisance to receivers
  • Plays the ball, not the man
  • Adjusts as ball-tracker to improve positioning over receiver
  • Willing to do his part as a tackler
Weaknesses
  • Frame is thin and features below-average play strength
  • Lunges from press when lateral mirror breaks down
  • Drags behind against true vertical speed
  • Lacks make-up speed to allow for him to get head around
  • Small delay restarting acceleration from change of direction
  • Average plant-and-drive from bail
  • Close-out bursts on short throws lack juice Big, physical wideouts and stick to him as blockers Inconsistent strike-and-wrap tackling against size
Sources Tell Us

"He doesn't look like he runs very fast, but I see him testing well with the drills you would look at for cover corners. He's probably Day 3 but I bet he ends up playing." - NFC Executive

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GRADE
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