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PFF scouting report: Hunter Dimick, Edge, Utah

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 28: Hunter Dimick #49 of the Utah Utes celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Indiana Hoosiers during the Foster Farms Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on December 28, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Name: Hunter Dimick

School: Utah

Position fit: 4-3 defensive end

Stats to know: Led the nation with 83 total pressures.

What he does best:

  • An absolute ox. As strong as it gets for the position.
  • Above-average burst off line of scrimmage that can get offensive tackles thinking.
  • Devastating bull rush. Knows how to use his leverage. Always the low man.
  • Rarely came off the field. 906 snaps led all defensive linemen.
  • Line of scrimmage mover versus run.
  • Does a nice job of taking on pullers in the run game.
  • Go to move as pass-rusher is downward chop.
  • Had only two games in which he finished with less than two total pressures in 2016.

Biggest concern:

  • Not a natural athlete by any means. Nightmare playing in space. Liability as unblocked man versus option.
  • Stiff as a board. Not going to bend the edge by any means.
  • Short arms and stocky build limit his pass-rush repertoire.
  • No real short area agility to speak of and rarely if ever crossed the face of an offensive lineman to make a play.
  • Has his issues against double teams in the run game.
  • Leaves some plays on the field. Missed 15 of 108 tackle attempts over the last three seasons.

Bottom line: Dimick is an enigma as his strengths (power and leverage) are as prodigious as his weaknesses (athleticism and change of direction) are liabilities. There are few players with such a distinct breakdown, but Dimick’s production is difficult to ignore. He was snubbed from the NFL combine, but expect Dimick to find a roster spot as a mid- to late-round pick.

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