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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Dillon Radunz

  • The Draft Network
  • December 21, 2020
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PROSPECT SUMMARY

Dillon Radunz aligns at left tackle for the Bison offense. Relatively speaking, he plays with good overall athleticism with regards to body control and balance. In the run game, he is excellent. He has a nasty disposition as a run blocker and wants to maul you. He can improve his proficiency at getting on moving defenders at the second level, but there's nothing alarming in this regard. He remains upright and demonstrates instances of good lateral redirect agility. He has the frame to gain more mass and bulk, which should make him more effective.

Ideal Role: Starting NFL tackle with the ability to swing.

Scheme Fit: Power run scheme or any offense that relies on timing.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: SDSU (2019), Missouri (2019), Butler (2020), Central Arkansas (2020)

Best Game Studied: Missouri (2019)

Worst Game Studied: None

Balance: He demonstrates excellent balance in his pass set. He is rarely on the ground and does a good job of executing this through the rep. He plays with very good body control in his pass set and typically does a good job keeping his feet under him. 

Pass Set: He is generally smooth and fluid in his pass set. He has instances of getting his feet too close together. However, he typically plays with a good, strong base and easily redirects laterally when a defender has gone inside.

Competitive Toughness: This player’s competitive toughness is excellent. He is an excellent finisher and plays the game with a nasty disposition. In the run game, he is physical, nasty, and wants to finish you every rep. 

Lateral Mobility: He has displayed good lateral mobility in his play. He can easily redirect laterally when defenders counter inside. However, his ability to handle more athletic rushers when the competition increases will be key for him. 

Length: He has good length for the tackle position. He does a good job using his length on the edge, giving him good range for the position. His length also helps him as a run blocker. 

Football IQ: He plays the game with excellent football IQ and vision. He can easily see stunts and games from defenders and reacts accordingly. He also does a good job remaining onsides and avoiding costly penalties throughout the game. 

Hands: He plays with very good hands, as evidenced through his punch in his pass set. His punch easily snaps back the opposition. He also displays very good latch strength in his hands to control the defender.

Anchor: He displays a very good ability to anchor. He has been dominant through his level of competition but will need to continue to improve. Improving his overall mass, bulk, and strength for the NFL will only benefit this player at the next level. 

Power at P.O.A.: He displays very good proficiency at the point of attack. He does an excellent job of holding the point and typically wins his one-on-one matchup. He comes off the line hard and is dominant and physical throughout the rep.

Versatility: He has excellent versatility. He aligns at left tackle and should have no issues in this regard. He also has the skill set that projects well for him potentially playing right tackle if necessary.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 82.63 / 100

Kyle Crabbs: 81.50/100

Joe Marino: 83.00/100

Jordan Reid: 82.00/100

Drae Harris: 84.00/100

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