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4 minutes ago, cookiemonstaman said:

He will fit in at 3 4 olb opposite jenkins .

Hopefully for us, Jenkins will be Dee Ford to Zuniga being Justin Houston.ūüėé

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I actually see Huff being the closest comparison to a Dee Ford

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Zuniga sounds like another Jordan Jenkins/Pace type to be honest. Which is convenient with Jenkins on a 1 year deal 

 

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3 minutes ago, Gastineau Lives said:

@cookiemonsta Welcome back.

Was he banished? Only a couple of posts. I was thinking it was Zuniga’s agent or mother TBH

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1 hour ago, TheNuuFaaolaExperience said:

I just hope that he is not similar to Dee Snuts.

Are you saying he's good at recovering fumbles and jumps on loose balls?

 

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2 hours ago, J_Smith said:

I actually see Huff being the closest comparison to a Dee Ford

Huff reminds me of Dwight Freeney - at least in terms of build and stature.

Fingers crossed he can play a little bit like him too.

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Gotta love the upside on Zuniga. He’ll be our EDGE guy when we go into 4 man fronts. 
Zuniga - Anderson - Shepherd - Jenkins 

On pass rushing downs that’s solid (Although if you replace Jenkins with Clowney... oh baby).

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23 minutes ago, TheNuuFaaolaExperience said:

I'm saying that Dee Snuts only has one sack.

jimmy fallon omg GIF by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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3 hours ago, bitonti said:

Zuniga sounds like another Jordan Jenkins/Pace type to be honest. Which is convenient with Jenkins on a 1 year deal 

 

I was gonna say Calvin Pace is a great comp.  I'll take that for a 3rd.

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2 hours ago, FidelioJet said:

IMHO, He’s nothing like them.

He has freakish explosion and athleticism.  He has to develop moves and better situational awareness.  He may end up having similar production but his skills are upside are quite a bit different. 

I like Pace/Jenkins but they are/were limited in the sense of the type of athleticism and quick twitch that Zuniga brings.

If Zuniga can get the head part of the game right he can be an all-pro level pass rusher. 

Agree....my first thought is he’s exactly the type of edge rusher we need(explosive, quick-twitch, excellent bend, high end athleticism) which is the opposite of Jenkins(Strong, willing, technically sound, high motor) and that’s not to denigrate JJ. I think JZ is the perfect complement to Jenkins if he works out and can stay healthy.

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10 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 


I don’t know why people keep making this comparison. Zuniga has elite athleticism entering the league. Jenkins and Pace did not.

 

For me, the Pace comparison is more along the lines of what I think he can/will become (8-10 sacks, maybe more in a good year, and stout against the run) and less about the potential given his traits. His athletic ability obviously gives him a higher ceiling if he puts it all together.

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For me, the Pace comparison is more along the lines of what I think he can/will become (8-10 sacks, maybe more in a good year, and stout against the run) and less about the potential given his traits. His athletic ability obviously gives him a higher ceiling if he puts it all together.


I can understand the productivity argument, but there’s better comps to be made in terms of what player Zuniga is like.
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12 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 


I can understand the productivity argument, but there’s better comps to be made in terms of what player Zuniga is like.

 

I guess these guys don't remember Pace's cement shoes.  He got his share of sacks but was not exactly explosive. 

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Pace was a three down starter in a two gap 34.  Even if he can stay healthy, I don't see Zuniga as a three down player.  He'll probably be used as a situational pass rusher on clear passing downs when they go into a one gap 43.  Much the same way New England used Chandler Jones.  Similar players although Chandler was about an inch taller than Zuniga.  

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1 hour ago, kdels62 said:

Gotta love the upside on Zuniga. He’ll be our EDGE guy when we go into 4 man fronts. 
Zuniga - Anderson - Shepherd - Jenkins 

On pass rushing downs that’s solid (Although if you replace Jenkins with Clowney... oh baby).

Yeah pretty sure QW should be there over Anderson, especially since it’s reported Anderson is expendable.

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Dee Ford couldn't stop the run collegiately and is even worse in the pros and is exclusively a 3-4 OLB, which is why the Chiefs got rid of him ASAP when they made the switch. This comparison is by no means a compliment as Zuniga isn't a one trick pony. Then again he's no pass rush demon, however he was use as interior pass rusher in passing situations which decrease his edge rushing attempts. 

A better comparison would be Everson Griffen, who was a 4th rounder out of USC. 6'3, 273 lbs, 4.66 in the 40, 32 reps in the bench press. Both guys as prospect were super athletic but pass rushing production lefted more to be desired. Both nearly elite vs the run.

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Zuniga projects as a 4-3 DE and I expect he’ll be just in Rush sub packages 

Hes explosive and twitchy, not great bend but has enough explosion and speed to be our best pass rusher since Abraham.

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Rob Rang of SI

 

Like Fotu, if not for an ankle injury zapping most of Zuniga's senior season, we might be talking about a first round pick as the flashes are bright. Compactly built at 6-3, 264 pounds, Zuniga is a coiled-up stick of dynamite, challenging blockers with speed and power, alike, in a way that suggests he should be able to continue playing up and down the defensive line, just as he did at Florida. His rare athletic traits were on full display at the Combine, where he was clocked at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash, had a 33" vertical and lifted the bar 29 times ‚Äď impressive weight-room power for a player who only took up football as a high school senior. At least from a tools perspective, Zuniga reminds me a bit of a young Everson Griffen, with Pro Bowl upside of his own.

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Zuniga reminds me of a faster Quinton Coples.

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If he's half the player Calvin Pace was the pick would be a huge success.

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On 4/26/2020 at 11:54 AM, bitonti said:

Zuniga sounds like another Jordan Jenkins/Pace type to be honest. Which is convenient with Jenkins on a 1 year deal 

 

His next gen stats show his athleticism is better then done WR.  He looked like Jenkins/Pace because he had a hurt ankle last year and couldn’t move

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