Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 21, 2005.
Browns select...Jon Dunn
OT | (6'7", 328, 5.44) | VIRGINIA TECH
Strengths: Has excellent size. Is a massive ROT prospect with long arms and big hands. Forces a wide arc for edge rushers because of his wingspan. He will engulf most defenders if he gets into position. He has a wide base and a strong lower body. Can anchor versus powerful bull rushers in pass pro. Will overpower defenders if in position in the running game. Can really push the pile as a run blocker. Has very good experience and has been a durable player.
Weaknesses: Has marginal athletic ability. Is a waist-bender who will look very stiff in space. Lacks quickness in his set and is a liability versus speed rushers off the edge. Also will lunge and get beat by quick double-move back inside. He is too late too often as a downfield blocker and he has trouble hitting the moving target. Also lacks explosive upper body power.
Overall: Dunn redshirted in 2000. He saw action in 10 games as a rotating backup in 2001. Dunn started seven of the 14 games that he played in 2002. He was suspended for the 2003 opener for a violation of team rules but he started the next 12 games that season. He was a fulltime starter at ROT as a senior in 2004.Dunn is a massive ROT prospect with the size to engulf defenders in the running game and the base to anchor versus powerful bull rushers. However, his marginal athletic ability and lack of upper body power really limit his NFL potential. He also is too tall to move inside for most NFL teams. In our opinion, Dunn has a chance to make an NFL roster as a reserve ROT but he doesn't have enough upside to warrant any consideration in the first five rounds of the 2005 draft.
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