Zach Cunningham – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Zach Cunningham

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Vanderbilt 41 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 234 4.82 6'3 234 34 3/8 9 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.67 35 10'5 15 7.03 DNP

Overview:

Cunningham was highly productive at Vanderbilt, with 256 tackles, with a whopping 36,0 for loss, and 6.0 sacks. He has good size, he has good speed, he is a hard hitter, and he is good in coverage. He also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he is a good pass rusher, along with being a run stuffing linebacker. He can also play both inside linebacker, and outside linebacker. He is not known for getting many sacks, and he tends to over pursue at times. With that said, Cunningham, due to his production, skill set, and talent, is a 1st round pick in my opinion, likely in the middle of the first round.

Strengths:

A tackling machine

Has good size

Has good speed

Is a sure fire tackler

Has a non stop motor

Does not give up on many plays

Is in on every play

Always wraps up on tackle attempts

Is good in coverage

Is a hard hitter

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

A run stuffing LB

Does a great job of getting the backs and QB down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known as a sack specialist

He over pursues at times

While he has good speed he does not have elite LB speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36

Tackles: 256

Tackles For Loss: 36.0

Sacks: 6.0

Pass Breakups: 8