Zach Cunningham
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Zach Cunningham

Linebacker
Vanderbilt
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 234
  • 40-Yard: 4.67
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very productive (125 tackles in 2016), has excellent instincts and reactions. Able to slip blocks and get to the ball. Tall with great length. Very good athlete with speed, change of direction and body control. Explosive. Very good in coverage. Has great pursuit range. Very good tackler. Good hand use.

Weak Points

Narrow frame. Needs to add strength and bulk to play inside at the NFL level. Wasn't used much as a pass rusher in 2016. Will miss some tackles because he lacks top upper body strength.

The Way We See It

Fourth-year junior entering the draft. Has been a two-and-a-half year starter for Vandy showing production behind the line with 33 TFLs the past two seasons. Has top instincts and is always around the ball. He has played about 5-6 yards off the ball to free him up from blockers, he won't be able to be used that way in the NFL. Needs to get bigger and stronger to hold up versus NFL linemen. Can play inside in a 3-4 or ‘Will' in a 4-3. Will play early and should be very productive if he can add strength and bulk. Has some special to him but lack of bulk hurts.