Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap skipped his senior season to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. He is coming off back-to-back 9.0-sack seasons for the Gators and provides potential NFL employers with a wealth of physical talents as well as glaring inconsistencies.
Impressive size: 6-foot-5 5/8, 290 pounds
Wingspan allows him to bat down passes others couldn't and to make reaching plays
- Athletic, agile
- Instinctive - knows how to locate the ball
- Sheds blockers pretty well
- Played well for a major football program
- Positional versatility: can play inside and out
- Amazing upside
Raw - needs a lot of coaching
- Sloppy, inconsistent
- Seems disinterested
- Thin array of moves at the line
- Not as powerful as his size suggests
Expected draft placement
From a physical standpoint, you're looking at elite talent potential that will need a few years of grooming, assuming Dunlap's heart is in the game. He'll be a first-round pick based on his attributes alone, but Dunlap is a very risky prospect. He probably will struggle to live up to his physical expectations and the hype.
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