Scouting Report: Carlos Dunlap

Written by Will Spencer on March 22, 2010

Carlos Dunlap

Position: DE School: Florida
Height: 6’5 6/8" Weight: 277 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.71

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

1st/2nd round Fringe

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 6.5
Quickness/Agility 10 8
Strength/Explosion 10 9
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 8
Character 6 3
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 9

Defensive Line Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8 6
Pass Rushing 8 7.5
Awareness 8 4.5
Hand Placement 8 7

Explanation of Player Grading System


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.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 34 25 9 9 0 0 0
2008 36 19 17 9 0 0 0
2007 7 6 1 1 1 0 0

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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