Late day 3 picks sometimes turn into stars. Other times, they are gone after a single season and bounce around on practice squads only to develop and find a solid role later.
One of these players who will be hoping to stick is the latest Cardinals’ selection in the 2021 NFL draft, Victor Dimukeje.
From Blogging the Boys:
Strong, powerful, and explosive, Victor Dimukeje gives me flashbacks to watching Carl Lawson at Auburn years ago. Shows a great game-plan for rushing the passer throughout an entire game, flashing outside speed, inside power, and a mixture of both to throw off offensive linemen’s blocking plans snap-to-snap. Shows an impressive inside-swim and inside-rip move with above average upper-body strength to power through blocks to knock quarterbacks off their mark. While not a flexible freak by any means, showcased above average ankle flexion when flattening the top of the arch. Initial burst off the ball is impressive, and he has the ability to win with his first-step quickness. Uses shorter-build to his advantage with rushing with leverage and containing the edge against the run. Love the effort he plays with both as a pass rusher, run defender, and when chasing plays down from the back-side. Played in a ton of games at Duke, against some of the best offensive tackles in college football.
Welcome to the desert, Victor Dimukeje.