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Minnesota Vikings Select Louisville DL B.J. Dubose

View college images of B.J Dubose, the Vikings' 6th round pick out of Louisville.

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STRENGTHS

Good initial quickness into blocker. Can bend and play under the pads of guards and tackles. Uses hips to leverage blockers in run game. Able to get hands where he wants them and control the situation as a two-gap player. Willing to be a dirty-work player.

WEAKNESSES

Gets too tall and can be knocked to the ground. Feast or famine when he one-gaps. Can be redirected and knocked sideways out of gap when penetrating. Pulverized when double teamed. Thin calves and ankles for an interior player and fails to generate power from legs. Will shut down his pursuit if play is away from him. Marginal body control. No aptitude as a pass rusher to play defensive end in a 4-3.

DRAFT PROJECTION

Round 6 or 7

BOTTOM LINE

Has the lower body of a defensive end, but lacks the talent and athleticism to make that his home. Has enough strength at the point of attack to be a 3-4 defensive end but is unlikely to be a plus play against the run or pass from that position.

Courtesy NFL.com

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