2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
Two-year starter who made 14 tackles (seven for loss) with six sacks, missed six games due to an ankle injury and was limited in several others as a senior in 2019. Made 45 tackles (11 for loss) with 6.5 sacks as a junior. Missed one game in 2017 due to an ankle injury.
Hard-working defensive lineman who displayed development and the ability to play three downs last season. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, plays with terrific pad level and possesses a closing burst. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and get off blocks, possesses solid movement skills and viciously goes after opponents. Easily changes direction, moves well laterally and gets down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Relentless and finds ways to defeat blocks. Turned in a sensational Combine workout.
Lacks great power and size. May be a liability against the run at the next level. Average athlete.
Zuniga was a terrific defensive lineman at Florida and offers possibilities as a defensive end in a four-man front who can occasionally kick inside to tackle. He must physically mature and improve his strength at the point of attack, but Zuniga’s approach to the game and fundamentals will help him succeed at the next level.