Chris Rumph 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Name: Chris Rumph II
Overall Rank: No. 63 overall
Position Rank: EDGE11
Strengths: The son of Chicago Bears’ defensive line coach Chris Rumph, Duke’s Rumph is a technician who has the savvy hand use of a veteran player. Teams running a 3-4 scheme will love the athleticism and ability to crash the edge that Rumph brings from a stand-up position. He’s quick off the ball and uses his length to create space as he bends the edge. Rumph has top-tier speed and can run down quarterbacks and ball-carriers on backside plays. He’s agile and loose in space. Teams looking for a situational pass-rusher should love his ability to pin his ears back and disrupt with NFL-level instincts and better technique and tools than most draftees.
Weaknesses: The run game is an issue for Rumph as he doesn’t have the size or power to be a traditional edge-setter. Unlike some prospects who can simply gain mass or weight, Rumph has a narrow frame that indicates he’s close to maxed out physically. His lack of run support ability could take him off the board for some teams due to scheme fit. Others may see him as limited to situational packages. That could affect where he’s ultimately drafted and push him down the board as fewer teams may have a top 100 grade on him.
What I Love: Rumph is undersized but he plays with passion and has the speed to be a threat off the edge. Others may see a one-trick pony speed rusher, but I see someone with the tools to produce in spite of his size.
NFL Comparison: Vic Beasley
Position Specific Traits:
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Athletic Ability: ++
Pass Rush Power: +
Pass Rush Speed: +++
Run Support: - -