UDFA edge rusher Hunter Dimick a player to watch in Jaguars OTAs

Analyst Aaron Resnick takes a look at the college production of former Utah edge defender Hunter Dimick.

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UDFA edge rusher Hunter Dimick a player to watch in Jaguars OTAs


  • In the last four years, the Jaguars have had six undrafted free agents make the team out of training camp. A candidate to do that in 2017 is former Utah edge rusher Hunter Dimick.
  • In 2016, Dimick earned a PFF overall grade of 90.6 for the Utes, good for fifth-best in both the country and amongst draft-eligible edge rushers. His pass-rushing grade, which was also 90.6, ranked sixth among eligible edge rushers.
  • Dimick, who rushed the passer strictly on the left side in 2016, led all 4-3 defensive ends with 83 total quarterback pressures and finished with a pass-rushing productivity mark of 13.4 (tied for 13th out of 180 eligible 4-3 ends).
  • The Jaguars’ two projected edge rushers, Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler, have shown potential in spurts, but neither graded very well in terms of pass-rushing in 2016. Ngakoue’s PFF pass-rushing grade of 68.0 was 60th out of 102 eligible edge rushers, while Fowler’s grade of 58.8 was tied for 68th.
  • With the Jaguars still looking for a boost on the edge, a nice impression from Dimick at OTAs could help him stake an early case to make the final 53-man roster.

Hunter Dimick pressures

  • Andre Taylor

    VOP Tom Coughlin is showing us why he is a 2 time Super Bowl winning HC, and has a excellent blueprint to building a winning team. The Jaguar’s defense will be one of the top units in the NFL this year, and continuing to add talent all over their roster. After adding DT/DE Malik Jackson, and FS Tashaun Gipson last year, both still in the prime years of their football careers. This year Coughlin added DE/DT Calais Campbell, CB A.J. Bouye, SS Barry Church to an already improving defense. With last years 2nd round steal DE Yannick Ngakoue and DE Dante’ Fowler to rush the passer, depth was bought in with DE/OLB Daewone Smoot via the draft. Coughlin signed undrafted free agents DE/OLB Carroll Phillips and DE Hunter Dimick who is already making noise in camp. Thats not even counting DT Roy Miller, promising DT Sheldon Day and former 4th round pick DT Michael Bennett on the D-line. If Dimick, Smoot and Phillips are able to coming in and contribute on 3rd down and obvious passing downs, then the Jaguar’s will have an excellent rotation to get after opposing QB’s. Veteran MLB Paul Posluszny will be in on most run plays, with OLB Myles Jack another year removed from surgery and ready to show his top 5 skillset. Speedy OLB Tevin Smith will joined by rookie, tackling machine LB Blair Brown. Giving Jacksonville a excellent set of LB’s, with the ability to matchup with any offense. Then the secondary got a big boost with enforcer SS Barry Church, to go along with FS Tashaun Gipson and Pro-Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey and free agent signed A.J. Bouye. Along with NB Aaron Colvin and rookie Jalen Myrick, the Jags have solid if not Pro-Bowl starters at every position. Now via the draft and free agency, quality depth also. Coughlins 2 Super Bowl teams were led by excellent defenses, you can see him building the same type of defense in Jacksonville.

    • JagsFan001

      We don’t have Roy Miller anymore…

      • Andre Taylor

        It was a mistake, it has since been corrected

        • JagsFan001

          No worries. It’s hard to keep up these days. Looking forward to a good season this year.