Dillon Radunz Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

North Dakota State OT Dillon Radunz is profiled in advance of the 2021 NFL Draft

Name: Dillon Radunz 

School:  North Dakota State 

Year:  Redshirt Senior 

Position: Offensive Tackle 

Measurements: 6’5 5/8ths 301 

 

STATS:

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General Info:

Attended Becker High School in Minnesota. Also played defensive line in high school. He was all conference in basketball for three years. He also competed in track and field. His younger brother Nick joined North Dakota State as an offensive lineman in 2020. Redshirted his first year. Played 15 snaps in one game in 2017 before hurting his knee and missing the rest of the season. In 2018 he started all 15 games. Allowed 3 sacks on the season. In 2019 he started all 16 games. Zero sacks allowed. For the 2020 season they only played one game against Central Arkansas. He started the game. He played in the Senior bowl. Randunz started 32 career games. 

 

Positional Skills:

Positives: Radunz is an elite athlete. For not being the biggest offensive linemen, he is pretty strong. The former North Dakota State Bison has a good sized frame, and has room to add weight. He holds up on pass protection well. You do not see him getting pushed back into the QB’s lap very often. Shows good feet on film. He is able to mirror and shuffle his feet to match defenders. Radunz shows good quickness out of his stance off the snap. He is a tough run blocker; he wants to bury you. The 2021 draft prospect is an effortless mover. He gets to the 2nd level with ease. He handles bull rushers well. He does a good job of sinking his hips and stopping them. The 6’6 offensive lineman shows strong hands-on film, defenders rarely get away once they are in his grasp. On film he is always looking for work, looking for someone to block. He can learn all five positions and has had practice snaps at both guard and center. While he hasn’t done much of it, he has shown on film that he can pull, and he looks good when he does. 

Negatives: His biggest negative is that he is undersized. He is just short of 6’6 but only about 300 pounds. Has a somewhat funky stance with his left leg further back and slightly turned, similar to Bahktiari. The offensive tackle does show some inconsistencies on stay low out of his stance. He is essentially a two-year starter so there still is some rawness to him game. Radunz will occasionally miss his target when he is trying to block on the 2nd level. His technique on countering a defenders pass rush moves needs some work. On film he had some struggles in one-on-one drills at the senior bowl. He seemed to have more problems with speed rushes and guys who are bendy. He also will drop his hands sometimes, allowing a defender that extra half a second to get past him. He has no in game snaps at guard or center. While his athleticism shows on film, he doesn’t seem to play to his testing numbers. 

 

Fit with the Packers:

Randunz is a good fit for the Packers. He’s athletic, versatile, and has good size. He actually looked pretty good in his reps at guard at the senior bowl for someone who has never played it in a game. He might be a better fit at right tackle or guard. He tested through the roof but, his play says he would probably be better at right tackle at the very least. He plays hard, is a good run blocker, and even though he is not huge; he is pretty strong for his size. He might not be ready to start as a rookie; but year two and three? He should be a really good offensive lineman by then weather at tackle or guard. 

 
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PatrickGB's picture

April 16, 2021 at 10:37 pm

I don’t expect the team to draft him in the first round and I doubt he makes it to the end of the second. But he has potential if he does and the team drafts him.

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Turophile's picture

April 17, 2021 at 02:13 am

But...........to paraphrase the 1965 track by the Sir Douglas Quintet
(seen here) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XboE3_7KZ3Y

He's About a Mover.

Round two looks a good place for the Packers to move up. It wouldn't even cost much if they moved down a few spots in round one. gute has a record of moving around in the draft, so few players outside the top 20 overall, are truly out of his reach.

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stockholder's picture

April 17, 2021 at 07:40 am

pass.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 17, 2021 at 07:48 am

I'd love to trade #29 for two decent picks in the second and third rounds this year. There will be some immediate impact players all the way through pick 80 or so. Radunz is one of a bunch of pick 30-65 types who would really help the roster.
It's really hard to say when players will go this year. I've seen a lot of predictions that look crazy to me, for instance, DL Bobby Brown is regularly placed in round 5 by draft sites, but I think he'll go late 2nd to early third round--maybe earlier. Radunz is like that too; he's often predicted to go in the 4th or later, but it's entirely possible he'll go in the first.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 17, 2021 at 08:25 am

You realize that he doesn’t play WR, or return punts, right?

I think there are 5 OTs that will probably be on the board at #29 who could start for us. Leatherwood, Cosmi, mMayfield, Eichenberg and Radunz. IMO, we could probably trade down and get one.

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April 19, 2021 at 06:26 am

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