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Markus Kuhn

Markus Kuhn - #91 - DT

Height: 6-4 3/4
Weight: 299
Speed: 4.91
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 10 1/2
Wingspan: 79 1/8
Birthdate: 05/05/1986
Hometown: Weinheim,
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 North Carolina State Pro Day 6-4 3/4 297 10 3/8 31 3/4 79 1/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-4 3/4 299 10 1/2 32 1/2 79 1/8 4.90 28 9'4" 34 1/2 4.45 7.44
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-4 3/4 294 10 5/8 32 78 3/4 4.88

 

Notes:

From Weinheim, Germany, where he played outside linebacker and on the defensive line for the Weinheim Longhorns, the highest division of the German Football League. Saw action in 11 games as a 21-year-old freshman in 2007, playing defensive tackle for the first six games before moving to end and recording 33 tackles, 4 1⁄2 tackles for loss and two sacks with three pass breakups and three forced fumbles. In ’08, he recorded 20-3-2 with one pass breakup and one forced fumble in 13 games (three starts at defensive end). Saw limited action in the Papajohns.com Bowl game against Rutgers because of a shoulder injury. Used ’09 as a developmental redshirt year before switching back to defensive tackle in ’10, when he collected 17-1 1⁄2-0 with one pass breakup in 11 games as a reserve. Was suspended for the season opener against Western Kentucky after being arrested in April for possession of marijuana (charges dropped) and missed the Georgia Tech game with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Started 12 of the 13 games in which he played at defensive tackle in ’11 and posted career highs with 45-9 1⁄2-4 1⁄2 with three pass breakups and a blocked kick. Left the Boston College game after nine snaps with an abdominal injury and did not start the following week against Clemson. Graduated.

Positives:

Big, trim and well-proportioned with large hands. Carries his weight well. Outstanding movement skills — moved cleanly through drills at the Combine. Shows the ability to control and play off single blocks. Has sheer size to push the pocket and disrupt passing lanes. Plays with urgency and gives effort in pursuit. Heavy, wrap tackler. Competitive, hardworking and accountable. Likable personality. Passionate about the game — left his homeland to pursue football career. 

Negatives:

Pedestrian weight-room strength given extra time for development. Not explosive or violent. Does not shoot his hands to gain advantage off the snap. Plays upright — too easily turned and jostled. Moved by double-teams. Average eyes and instincts (see-and-go reactor). Limited pass-rush value. Only a one-year starter (average production). Overaged — will be a 26-year-old rookie.

Summary:

Big, overaged, under-the-radar, German-tough, monotone defensive tackle with size and movement skills to be a rotational contributor. Dependable makeup and consistent effort provides comfort.


Markus Kuhn'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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