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Chris Rumph II NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Chargers Edge

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Duke's Chris Rumph II (96) celebrates in front of Miami's Jarren Williams (15) after Duke made a defensive stop during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
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HEIGHT: 6'2⅞"

WEIGHT: 244

    

POSITIVES

—A speed-rusher who has a well-developed dip-and-rip move.

—Very intentful backside edge defender in run defense, changing how he plays football depending on the call.

—Has quick reaction time, potentially having the eyes to play as an off-ball linebacker.

—Most of his experience comes at 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB, but he has the potential to transition to a "Sam" linebacker who can also rush the passer.

—Has a knack to get skinny to beat double-teams.

     

NEGATIVES

—Pad level is too high down-to-down for his frame.

—Is a very aggressive tackler for a potential off-ball linebacker prospect.

—Size is going to be an issue on the edge.

—Get-off is not great for a player of his size.

—Loses too often at the point of attack as an edge-rusher.

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2020 STATISTICS

52 TKL, 11.5 TFL, 8 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF

     

NOTES

—Son of current Chicago Bears defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

—Did not play football until his sophomore year of high school.

—Declared for the draft with a year of eligibility remaining.

     

OVERALL

As a pass-rusher, Chris Rumph II is an undersized speed specialist, but he has the potential to play "Sam" linebacker in the NFL if he becomes a more consistent tackler. He should be viewed as an outside linebacker in both 3-4 and 4-3 defenses, with the ability to play as a pass-rushing defensive end in third-down situations.

Despite making only one start during his first two years at Duke, he was able to register 21.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks before taking over as a full-time starter in 2020. Like he did early in his college career, expect him to come off the bench situationally to begin his NFL career.

     

GRADE: 7.21/10 (Round 4)

OVERALL RANK130/300

POSITION RANKEDGE19

PRO COMPARISON: Deon Hollins

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda