2017 NFL Draft Analytics Profile: Zach Cunningham

2017 NFL Draft Profiles

Zach Cunningham

Pursuit Linebacker

Team Vanderbilt
Age (On Draft Day) 22.39
Height 6-3
Weight 234
Arm Length 34.375
Hand Size 9.25
Age Percentile 76.27
MSA Rating Score 82.03
Production Percentile 92.91
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 63.44
Speed Score 51.05
Flexibility Score 62.94
Bench 15

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Age Percentile: 54 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs Since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 54 Percentile or Higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
No All-Pro and Pro Bowl MSA Rating Score: 84.22 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an MSA Rating score of 84.22 or Higher
Yes Starter MSA Rating Score: 50.10 or Higher 91.2% of Multiple 64 Start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an MSA Rating score of 50.10 or higher
Yes All-Pro Solo Tackle MS Production: 90 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 90 or Higher Percentile of Solo Tackle Market Share Production
Yes Pro Bowl Solo Tackle MS Production: 77 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 77 or Higher Percentile of Solo Tackle Market Share Production
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Height: 6-1 or Taller 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-1 or Taller
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Arm Length: 31’’ or Longer 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 31’’ or longer Arm Length
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Hand Size: 8 3/4’’ or Bigger 100% of Multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 8 3/4’’ or Bigger
No All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 83.15 or higher 83% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 83.15 or higher
No Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 65 or higher 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 65 or higher
Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 8.96 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 8.96 or higher
No All-Pro Speed Score: 77.27 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 77.27 or higher
No Pro Bowl Speed Score: 64.08 or higher 83% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of
Yes Starter Speed Score: 6.45 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 6.45 or higher
No All-Pro Flexibility Score: 77.27 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 77.27 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 61.21 or higher 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 61.21 or higher
Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 1.72 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 1.72 or higher
No All-Pro Bench: 22 or more reps 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 22 or more bench reps
No Pro Bowl Bench:  17 or more reps 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 17 or more bench reps
No Starter Bench:  15 or more reps 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 15 or more bench reps

*MSA Rating: The average score of a prospect’s market share production, strength of schedule and age percentile scores

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

 

Metric Analysis: Zach Cunningham profiles well as a long-term starter. But he lacks many of the variables indicative of a potential All-Pro to Pro Bowl caliber player. Average athleticism across the board and only hit the starter level bench threshold. However, the positives from production and hitting decent athleticism marks make Cunningham one of the safer linebackers in projection. Thus, I’d project Cunningham as a long-term starter.

ATH Comp: Landon Johnson

 

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