Finding Broncos: Scouting Tennessee State Offensive Guard Jessamen Dunker

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel breaks down Tennessee State guard Jessamen Dunker. What's his grade and does Dunker fit with the Broncos?

Jessamen Dunker, Offensive Guard, Tennessee State

Combine Measurements

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 318 pounds

Arms: 33-½ inches

Hands: 10 inches


40-Yard Dash: 4.98

Bench Press (225 lbs): 23

Vertical Jump: 28.5

Broad Jump: 108




Had an arrest for grand theft of a motor scooter and transferred from Florida in result.


Good athlete that works really well in space. Has NFL arm length and hands. Has a good base for his pass sets. Agile and can move gap-to-gap quickly and smoothly. Has really good feet.


Poor play strength. Struggles to anchor against stronger rushers. Technique is sloppy. Can’t recover. Over sets often. Limited to a guard at the NFL level and in a zone scheme only.

Lacks power to drive defenders off the line. Plays with poor balance often leaning forward on his toes.



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Dunker has a skill-set for a zone scheme, but he needs a lot of coaching and work to become something. Likely will be a lifelong backup at best.

Has no power to his game. Limited by position and scheme works against him as teams look for more versatile offensive linemen.

Fit The Broncos

Denver is switching to a more power scheme, and Dunker just has no business being in such a system.

Draft Grade: Round 6 (zone), off the board (any other scheme)

Where He Goes: Round 6

Insider's Take: Per sources, Dunker could have helped his draft stock some at the Combine by doing at least five more bench reps. Power is the big concern, and he did nothing to ease those concerns.

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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