Welcome, Guest
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  The Red Board (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: BUCCANEERS SELECT FB DRAKE DUNSMORE « previous next »
Page: 1 2 3 ... 6
Moderator

PewterReportMC

*
Hall of Famer
******
Posts : 3692
Offline
: April 28, 2012, 06:32:02 PM

With the 223rd pick in the NFL Draft the Bucs selected Northwestern fullback Drake Dunsmore

timbuc1021

*
Pro Bowler
*****
Posts : 1270
Offline
#1 : April 28, 2012, 06:34:13 PM

Surprised a little with that one.  Day 1 and 2 well known guys.  Day 3 gotta do your homework.


Morgan

User is banned from postingMuted
*
Hall of Famer
******
Posts : 14658
Offline
#2 : April 28, 2012, 06:34:34 PM

With the 223rd pick in the NFL Draft the Bucs selected Northwestern fullback Drake Dunsmore
ESPN is listing him as a TE

Revis and Butthead

*
Second String
***
Posts : 190
Offline
#3 : April 28, 2012, 06:35:07 PM

Dunsmore is an intriguing offensive weapon from Northwestern, a college tight end who shows the frame and skill set to be used in a variety of ways at the next level. Much like Chris Cooley in Washington, or Aaron Hernandez this year in New England, Dunsmore has the ability to be a threat from various spots on the field and be a reliable short-yardage option to pick up first downs and create mismatches.

Analysis

Strengths
 Dunsmore has good size to work out of the slot and the backfield. He has decent speed. He isn't much of a mismatch against linebackers, but he has the uncanny ability to separate from defenders and secure a catch. He is a good route runner in the short-to-intermediate game, where he knows how to throttle it down and exploit the zone of a defense or box out a defender and use his frame to get just enough space to secure a catch. He is a decent upfield runner who has just enough power and shake to make a man miss or carry a pile for a first down. He is a technical route runner who uses all he has to simply get open every time he is targeted with the ball.
Weaknesses
 Dunsmore is not a very powerful runner after the catch. He can do just enough with the ball in his hands to be reliable, but he shouldn't be a deep-play option in the offense. He is limited as a run blocker and, although he fits the build to play special teams, he hasn't shown much there throughout his career. He simply might not be enough of an athlete to create true mismatches at the next level the way he did at Northwestern.

NotDeadYet

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 6337
Offline
#4 : April 28, 2012, 06:35:13 PM

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/drake-dunsmore?id=2533448

Buc Wit Me

****
Starter

Posts : 319
Offline
#5 : April 28, 2012, 06:35:23 PM

I thought he was a tight end?


Larry Brackins

*
Starter
****
Posts : 570
Offline
#6 : April 28, 2012, 06:35:24 PM

He's a TE.


#SaveUsJohnnyFootball

Morgan

User is banned from postingMuted
*
Hall of Famer
******
Posts : 14658
Offline
#7 : April 28, 2012, 06:35:30 PM

The 2011 Scouting Report: One of the Big Ten's top returning tight ends and one of the league's most dynamic multi-skill players ... Named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list for a second consecutive year ... Named to the Big Ten preseason second-team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele's ... Possesses a terrific skill set: good route runner, great hands, excellent ball skills, and with his added strength and weight, a solid blocker ... Talented all-around athlete ... Sat out the past two spring seasons to rehab from injuries ... Adds another dimension to NU's passing game.

2011: Starting superback who played in 50 career games with 29 starts ... Tabbed the Big Ten's Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year ... Consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches and media) ... Named a John Mackey Award semifinalist (one of eight) on Nov. 14 ... Also named to the Pony Express Award watch list (honors nation's top top two- or three-player tandems) ... Closed career with 14 TD receptions, which ranks fourth on NU's career receiving TD list, and 1,425 receiving yards ... ... Team's second-leading receiver with 45 catches and 522 yards ... Ranked among the nation's top tight ends with six TD receptions ... Had one of his top career performances at Indiana: seven catches for 112 yards and a school-record four TD receptions ... Also tied IU's Memorial Stadium record with his four TD catches ... Named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week and the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week, as well as NU's offensive player of the week, for his Indiana performance ... In that game, became NU's receiving yardage leader for a tight end (he secured the record on his 10-yard TD grab in the second quarter) ... Caught two passes (for 10 yards) at Boston College, which gave him an even 100 receptions for his career ... Shared team's offensive big playmaker of the game vs. Boston College, largely for his outstanding downfield blocking ... Two receptions for 26 yards vs. Eastern Illinois ... Caught two passes for 14 yards at Army ... Totaled three receptions for 26 yards and his season's first TD at Illinois ... Snared a season-high seven receptions for 73 yards vs. Michigan ... Caught three passes for 29 yards, which included an 18-yard TD grab from Kain Colter ... Three catches for 38 yards vs. Penn State ... Caught four passes for 39 yards vs. Nebraska ... Finished with seven receptions for 59 yards against Rice ... Two catches for 14 yards vs. Minnesota ... Had just one reception vs. Michigan State, but it went for a career-long 69 yards ... Caught two passes for 13 yards vs. Texas A&M ... Caught 40 or more passes in his final three seasons (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010: Starting superback who played in all 13 games with nine official starts ... Tabbed honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Averaged 3.1 catches per game (40 total) ... Caught five touchdown passes in 2010, bringing his career total to eight ... One reception for three yards in TicketCity Bowl ... Two catches for 25 yards at Wisconsin, including a 20-yard TD reception ... Caught one pass for 14 yards against Illinois ... NU's leading receiver vs. Iowa with eight catches for 65 yards, surpassing 1,000 career receiving yards in the process ... At Penn State, made a spectacular one-handed catch in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown and finished with 14 yards receiving ... Four receptions for 29 yards at Indiana ... Compiled 50 yards on four receptions against Purdue ... Caught two passes for 17 yards at Minnesota ... Three catches for 34 yards vs. Central Michigan ... Led NU with 87 receiving yards on six catches at Rice, including a 47-yard catch-and-run ... Two touchdown receptions (four and five yards, respectively) vs. Illinois State, finishing with five catches for 30 yards ... Named the team's Offensive Big Playmaker vs. ISU ... Caught two passes for 13 yards at Vanderbilt, including a 9-yard third-quarter TD reception.

2009: Starting superback ... Officially, started 7 of team's 13 games ... Finished third on team's receptions list with 47 catches ... Ranked second in receptions among Big Ten tight ends (behind Wisconsin's Garrett Graham) ... Closed season with a carer-best performance in the Outback Bowl: nine catches for 120 yards, which included a spectacular 66-yard tackle-breaking TD run ... That 66-yard TD play was tabbed the 10th-best play among all 34 bowl games in 2009-10 ... Three catches for 45 yards vs. Wisconsin ... Caught one pass for 14 yards at Illinois ... Scored the go-ahead touchdown in NU's victory at No. 4 Iowa, a 4-yard pass from Dan Persa in the second quarter ... Finished with 19 yards receiving yards on three catches vs. the Hawkeyes and was named team's offensive big playmaker ... Caught three passes for 28 yards against Penn State ... One grab for 11 yards against Indiana ... Posted two catches for 16 yards at Michigan State ... Four catches for 38 yards in a 16-6 win over Miami ... At Purdue, totaled four receptions for 42 yards ... Caught four passes for 37 yards against Minnesota ... Savored one of his season's top games at Syracuse in which he led NU with nine catches for 81 yards and his first career touchdown -- a 22-yard second-quarter reception -- earning him team offensive player of the game honors ... Two catches for a team-best 48 yards against Eastern Michigan ... Named team's offensive big playmaker vs. Eastern Michigan ... Hauled in two passes -- both on NU's opening scoring drive -- for 24 yards vs. Towson ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2008: Suffered a season-ending knee injury on the fifth day of preseason practice ... Was slated to play a major offensive role.

2007: Named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... One of two true freshmen to play in 2007 ... Reserve superback and special teams performer ... Had a pair of catches for 70 yards (two 35-yard receptions) against Duke ... Two more receptions (for 8 yards) against Michigan ... Six-yard catch at Michigan State ... Couple of receptions for 16 yards vs. Minnesota ... Two catches for 20 yards vs. Eastern Michigan ... Two catches (21 yds.) vs. Purdue ... Notched six special teams hits.

High School: Rivals.com All-Region and Velocity/PrepStar All-Region tight end ... Ranked 15th among all players (second among tight ends) in Rivals.com Kansas player ranking ... Ranked 21st-best tight end nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Two-time first-team all-state honoree ... Two-time team MVP and first-team All-Eastern Kansas League selection ... 2006 first-team All-Sun ... Named to 810 Sports Radio all-star team ... As a junior, caught 41 passes for 586 yards and 8 TD's ... Totaled 56 receptions for 841 yards and 9 TD's his senior season ... Finished career with 105 receptions and 19 TD's ... Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas to a two-year (2005-06) mark of 19-4, including a 10-2 mark his senior year ... Finished as sub-state runners-up both years ... Team captain ... Also lettered in track (three years) and basketball (two years) ... Coached by Kevin Kopecky.

Personal: Born Drake C. Dunsmore ... Son of Pat and Blanca Dunsmore ... Father, Pat, who played college football at Drake, played tight end two years (1983-84) with the Chicago Bears ... Communication studies major.

BucBalla85

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 18280
Offline
#8 : April 28, 2012, 06:36:19 PM

Surprised a little with that one.  Day 1 and 2 well known guys.  Day 3 gotta do your homework.

Explains why people are complaining. They've never heard of them. Isn't that more likely to happen the further down the draft you get?

jerseybucsfan

*
Hall of Famer
******
Posts : 13526
Offline
#9 : April 28, 2012, 06:36:27 PM

Not exactly a rave, but he did get six TDs in the Big Ten.

In Verner We Trust

DanTurksGhost

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 19743
Offline
#10 : April 28, 2012, 06:36:31 PM

He played both, but more snaps at TE than FB. Problem is, his blocking is suspect, so he may not fit in well at either FB or TE in the pros. Hard to determine what it is that led them to make this pick, this is the first pick that has me scratching my head.

traew01

*****
Pro Bowler

Posts : 1245
Offline
#11 : April 28, 2012, 06:38:47 PM

The tight end impressed NFL scouts with his workout at Lucas Oil Stadium, finishing first among tight ends in the 3-cone drill (6.73 seconds), 20-yard shuttle (4.03 seconds) and clocking in at 4.64 in the 40-yd dash. He also excelled in position drills, running crisp routes and standing out amongst a crop of talented future NFL tight ends.


BucsWin31

****
Starter

Posts : 819
Offline
#12 : April 28, 2012, 06:39:23 PM

Looked good int he combine. Big Ten Tight End of the year doesn't hurt either. Nice pick up to close out a wonderful draft

Al Bundy

*****
Pro Bowler

Posts : 1991
Offline
#13 : April 28, 2012, 06:40:57 PM

Throw away pick, but he does seem like a good kid.


traew01

*****
Pro Bowler

Posts : 1245
Offline
#14 : April 28, 2012, 06:42:39 PM


His 3 cone drill time was STUNNING for a tight end H back.

Better than Doug Martin.

The guy should be a serious mismatch on linebackers and safeties as an H Back and tight end.

Page: 1 2 3 ... 6
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  The Red Board (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: BUCCANEERS SELECT FB DRAKE DUNSMORE « previous next »
:

Hide Tools Show Tools