Scouting Report: Carlos Dunlap
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Gets a great initial punch on the offensive lineman, using long arms (34 5/8″) to gain leverage. Quick first step and gets to the edge quickly. Has a nice bull rush and rip move that give offensive linemen fits. Lined up at both RDE and LDE at Florida, looking solid at both sides. Does a nice job getting his hands up when the pass is in the air. Has rushed from a 2 point stance on the outside and has also lined up as a 5 technique in the versatile Florida defense. When Dunlap is on, he’s dominate.
Motor runs hot and cold. Looks lazy on tape. Awareness is only average and will overrun the play in the backfield. Takes poor angles when trailing. Fluxuating first step that can go from quickest on the field to down right slow. Will start standing straight up when he gets winded. For his physical skill set, Dunlap should be the most dominate defensive end in college football but wasn’t. Has some character concerns as a DUI arrest led to him being unable to play in the SEC Championship game against Alabama in 2009.
Dunlap should be a much better player that I saw on film. He has a prototypical build for a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL but his work ethic and consistency leave a lot to be desired. His production is rather low as well as experience as he is only a 1 year full-time starter and was used mainly in pass rush situations as a freshman and sophomore. When Dunlap is on a roll, he’s absolutely dominate but there is too much inconsistent tape of him to give him a first round grade. Dunlap is a solid pass rusher that needs to work on his run stopping abilities and his awareness if he wants to be an elite defensive end in the NFL.
Dunlap started his junior year for the Gators and recorded 2 starts in his sophomore year. Used mainly as a pass rush specialist as a sophomore and freshman.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-SEC.
2008: Defensive MVP of BCS National Championship Game. All-SEC 2nd team by Associated Press.
2007: SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Family, Youth and Community Sciences major at Florida.
Misses spring football in 2009 after undergoing abdominal surgery.
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