Why would the team take a late round pass rusher when they have made investment in bringing back so many from the edge this past season? With the exception of Haason Reddick, the band is back together.
The reason is simple, Dimukeje doesn’t project as an elite, every down player at the next level, but he does show to be a potential high-end backup with special teams versatility.
In fact, he could be similar to what the New England Patriots had with Tully Banta-Cain for so many years.
Here are five plays to get to know the Duke edge rusher.
Long day at the office for Dimukeje against ND, but he does some things well. pic.twitter.com/dR6cnFxiaH— Yup (@SCoxFB) May 5, 2021
Dimukeje plays with his hands well, he understands how to get engaged and disengaged.
He does a nice job finding the ball on twists and stunts. pic.twitter.com/YYiwpu32kl— Yup (@SCoxFB) May 5, 2021
He has a good understanding of the game and his assignment.
You can see where that change of direction athleticism is lacking. pic.twitter.com/xP3VfM4Efz— Yup (@SCoxFB) May 5, 2021
The athleticism is the reason he fell, he doesn’t change direction all that well.
He has to find a secondary move when his initial gets stopped. This is against Aaron Banks and he has no shot. pic.twitter.com/CoLbt3plbl— Yup (@SCoxFB) May 5, 2021
And if his initial rush doesn’t work, then he struggles to get pressure.
I can see why they liked him late though. He’s a dog and his motor never stops even down two touchdowns late. pic.twitter.com/bFhUaN56yp— Yup (@SCoxFB) May 5, 2021
However, he works relentlessly, and he gives you everything he has in the game. Even when it is late and maybe a bit out of reach.