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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: EDGE Jabari Zuniga


Big Board ranking: #90

Positional ranking: #8

 

Overview

Position: EDGE

College: Florida

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: 22

 

Measurables

Height: 6’3 3/8”

Weight: 264 lbs.

Arm length: 32 7/8”

Hand size: 10 3/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.64 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.0”

Broad jump: 127.0”

Bench press: 29 reps

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Very good overall size and strength. Great athleticism and explosiveness. Possesses a natural motor. Quick off the ball. Plus speed and closing burst. Exceptional bend to flatten and get to the quarterback. Converts speed to power. Hands are strong and active. Uses a swim/rip move on the edge. Maximizes length despite it being average. Flashes in the backfield to make tackles for loss against the run. Plays hard. Keeps contain as a backside defender but is aggressive down the line. Great overall pursuit. Has the strength to set the edge. Plenty of experience lining up inside as a 3-4 defensive end. Played well against top competition.

 

Weaknesses

Play recognition is just OK. Lack of length shows up when trying to get off blocks against bigger linemen. Hips are a little stiff when reacting. Would like to see him add a spin move. Missed half of 2019 season with an ankle injury that impacted his play.

 

NFL comparison

Robert Quinn

 

Conclusion

Overall, Zuniga is an explosive edge defender that should benefit from staying at defensive end in a 4-3 scheme for an NFL team after often being forced inside at times for the Gators. I also think he can play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, but Zuniga is a better value on Day 2 for teams that will allow him to put his hand in the dirt.

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