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Drake Dunsmore

Drake Dunsmore - #9 - TE-HB

Height: 6-2 1/8
Weight: 241
Speed: 4.67
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
Birthdate: 11/04/1988
Hometown: Lenexa, KS
Grade: 5.09

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Northwestern Pro Day 6-2 9 3/4 31 7/8 77 5/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 1/8 241 9 5/8 32 3/4 77 7/8 4.67 21 9'9" 35 1/2 4.08 11.47 6.75
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 238 10 31 7/8 76 3/8 4.75

 

Notes:

Father, Pat, played two seasons with the Chicago Bears (1983-84). Drake also earned letters in track (three) and basketball (two) as a Kansas prep. As a true freshman in ’07 (wore jersey No. 42), had 11 receptions for 141 yards (12.8-yard average) and no touchdowns. Added six tackles on special teams. Had postseason surgery to repair a damaged left labrum. Missed the ’08 season with a torn right ACL then suffered a broken ankle during conditioning drills. In the summer of ’09, experienced a blood clot and was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (first rib and subclavian muscle were pinching subclavian vein). Was prescribed medicine by a vascular surgeon and was on blood thinners to dissolve the clot, allowing him to play in ’09. Started 7-of-13 games at “superback” (hybrid TE-FB), tallying 47-523-3 (11.1). After experiencing repeat symptoms following the season, sought a specialist’s opinion and required a rib resection procedure, a seven-hour surgery that relieved the compression on the subclavian vein. Sat out ’10 spring practice but started 8-of-13 games in the fall, catching 40-381-5 (9.5). Hyperextended his right knee vs. Minnesota and tweaked an ankle prior to the Michigan State game. Started 11-of-13 games at the superback position in ’11 and caught 45-522-6 (11.6), which ranked second on the team.

Positives:

Good balance and movement skills. Can extend and catch and make difficult grabs (see one-handed TD vs. Penn State). Fine route runner — shows some savvy. Navigates zone coverage and settles in soft spots. Has special-teams experience. Plays hard. Physically and mentally tough. Football-smart. Hardworking and coachable.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal size for a tight end. Tweener traits. Extensive injury history — durability is a concern. Average acceleration, speed and flexibility. One-speed route runner. Has some concentration drops. Limited creativity after the catch. Average physicality and sustain as a blocker — lacks bulk strength to root in line or create movement.

Summary:

Competitive, injury-prone, “move” player who lacks explosiveness as a receiver and strength as a blocker. Catches well enough to compete for an H-back job if he can stay healthy.


Drake Dunsmore'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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