What is the draft stock of Duke EDGE Victor Dimukeje?
The pass rusher group of the 2021 NFL Draft is an one to say the least. Many of these players can fit comfortably inside the top 100 of the class, with plenty of variation in how the top guys are ranked. Most evaluators currently have Michigan’s Kwity Paye at the top of the heap, however, there seems to be much debate over who should be slotted behind Paye in the upper echelon.
There quite a few names who played well enough in order to standout. Currently, the big names that seem to be on the tongues of evaluators are guys like Azeez Ojulari, Joseph Ossai, Patrick Jones II and the Miami trio of Quincy Roche, Jaelen Phillips and Gregory Rousseau. All of these players deserve the praise for their inherent talent and varying athletic abilities.
One name that is often left out of the conversation, for a myriad of factors, is none other than Duke edge defender Victor Dimukeje.
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Why Victor Dimukeje falls under the radar
Generally speaking, Dimukeje isn’t a flashy player who can take over games when his team needs him too, nor is he a super athlete. Additionally, Dimukeje also attended a university that isn’t exactly known for its football prowess or as a major NFL pipeline.
But overall, Dimukeje is an intriguing player in his own right with his physical play style, instincts and speed off the edge. But what may be holding him back can be attributed to size and lack of athleticism.
Here is Victor Dimukeje’s scouting report for the 2021 NFL Draft.