Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/12/2010 9:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
In regards to Dunlap,--From a pure talent perspctive, I have no problems. From a mental side, I have concerns. I guess it would depend on BBs scouts interview, not that we get to see that.
Posted by MordecaiBloodmoon
Moderate Risk/High Reward player. I look back on when I was 20. I did some pretty stupid things back then. Obviously I wasn't a player anywhere close to his caliber on such a big national stage. Who knows why he got smashed that night and passed out in his car? Maybe his girlfriend dumped him or his uncle died. Rest assured BB got the story from Meyer, Tebow and Dunlap himself.
Based on the below, I'd drop #44 on him for sure, maybe even 22. If I could find a way to trade down 22 perhaps for KC's 36 and 69 maybe throw in Thomas for free. The below scouting report, especially the parts I highlighted in blue make me think the risk is worth it.
Defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap (6-5 3/4 279) ran 4.66 and 4.61 in the 40, had a 9-4 broad jump and completed 22 bench press repetitions of 225 pounds. He kept all his other results from the combine.
Blessed with a rare combination of size, strength and speed -- Dunlap has drawn comparisons to former No. 1 overall selections Julius Peppers and Mario Williams -- Dunlap appeared capable of challenging to be the top pick in the draft based on his production in the SEC.
The first-team all-conference selection had nine sacks in 2009, including two against Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl blowout, a solid follow-up to his sophomore season in which he posted 9.5 sacks en route to All-American and BCS Championship defensive MVP honors. With Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Joe Haden and potentially even Urban Meyer moving on, Dunlap chose to enter the draft after his junior season. He left ranked 10th in Gator history with 19.5 sacks despite only starting 15 games over his career.
An arrest for DUI only days before the SEC Championship game, however, clouds Dunlap's status. Scouts are giving Dunlap a high grade due to his unique frame and versatility, but his alcohol-related arrest, and the timing and details of that event, might give some teams pause before adding Dunlap.
While coach Urban Meyer called the incident way out of character and went to bat for Dunlap, others close to the Florida program have questioned his maturity. Was arrested and charged with a DUI after being found by police passed out behind the wheel at an intersection on Dec. 1 -- four days before Florida was to play Alabama for the SEC Championship. Was suspended for the game, which the Gators lost 32-13. Despite his hype and production, entered his junior season with only two career starts. Named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 BCS Championship victory over Oklahoma with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a blocked field goal and half a sack.