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Derek Dimke

Derek Dimke - #13 - PK

Height: 5-10 3/4
Weight: 178
Speed: 5.00e
Arm: 32
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 74 3/4
Birthdate: 04/16/1990
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Grade: 5.05

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
02/29/2012 Combine 5-10 3/4 178 9 1/4 32 74 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 177 9 1/2 31 1/4 74 1/4 5.00

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “DIM-key.”  Also played club soccer as an Illinois prep. Took over kickoff duties for the last six games in 2008 and booted 29 kickoffs for a 61.3-yard average and three touchbacks. In ’09, handled primarily kickoffs (53-63.3-12) until getting a chance late in the season to kick and was perfect – connecting on all five field-goal attempts and 12 point-after tries. Was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza award in '10 after converting 24-of-29 FG attempts and all 43 PATs while handling kickoffs (79-62.0-22). Tied the school record for field goals made in a season (Chris White, 1984). In '11, he converted 10-of-12 field goal attempts, with a long of 49 and made all 34 PATs. Ended his career as the program's all-time leader in field goal accuracy (39-of-46, .848) and extra point accuracy (89-of-89). 

Positives:

Functional leg strength and accuracy. Experience kicking in inclement weather. Is coachable and works to improve. Mentally tough. 

Negatives:

Inconsistent get-off times. Limited experience with attempts beyond 40 yards. Missed a potential game-tying 42-yard FG attempt as time expired at Penn State. Does not project as a kickoff man.

Summary:

Consistent, right-footed Big Ten kicker who took advantage of limited opportunities, showing requisite skills to get into a camp.


Derek Dimke's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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