Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Derrick Puni

Guard
School: Central Missouri | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 326 | 40: 5.36 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.03
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Large, wide-bodied college tackle who fits best at guard at the next level. Blocks with a nasty attitude, goes after opponents and plays through the whistle. Keeps his feet moving and keeps his head on a swivel. Strong blocker who consistently overpowers opponents. Knocks defenders from the play with violent hand punch, blocks down well on opponents and engulfs them all together. Stays square and keeps opponents in front of him.
Neg: 
Not a natural knee bender. Lacks footwork and the ability to slide in pass protection. Stiff and struggles to adjust.
Analysis: 
Puni is a powerful, small-area blocker who lined up at left tackle in college but is better off inside at guard. He has enough ability to back up at the next level, but he must polish his fundamentals and learn to block with consistent leverage.