NAME: Eric Dungey
JERSEY: No. 2
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 228 lbs
Syracuse’s all-time leader in 300-yard passing games and passing yards per game (248.9), producing when on the field has never been an issue for Dungey. Missing parts of the last three seasons on account injuries, staying on the field has been problematic.
Thriving in Dino Babers’ spread offense that is predicated on spacing, Dungey has done well as a distributor that can also make plays with his feet. Whether it’s a quick hitter or vertical shot, Dungey has a good feel for the spacing and timing of the offense and features a quick trigger.
Syracuse’s offense is lacking in terms of NFL concepts and Dungey operates in a quarterback-friendly system.
When Dungey is tasked with working his progressions and making throws with anticipation, the results are inconsistent. A good portion of Dungey’s production comes as a result of his ability to create with his legs, keeping plays alive and either taking off as a runner or hitting a target that breaks free.
Overall, Dungey has modest accuracy which he gets away with due to the space created for him by passing game concepts. He does flash the ability to hit touch throws into space. His arm strength is ordinary and he doesn’t drive the football to deeper windows with overly impressive velocity.
If Dungey can stay healthy, there is no reason to believe he can’t put together a productive season as a senior. Avoiding injuries and showcasing a more translatable skill set is critical for Dungey to get a serious look for an NFL opportunity.