Dominick Puni
Dominick Puni  OT  Kansas | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dominick Puni
Height
6-5
Weight
313
College
Kansas
Position
OT
Class
Senior
Home town
Saint Charles, MO
84.3/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (OL)
5.35
FortyYD Time

Dominick Puni OT Kansas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dominick Puni OT Kansas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Multi-role OL
Last Updated: 03/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.35 seconds (32%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 313 (43%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (53%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (29%*) Span: 81 1/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.35 (C) (32%*) Shuttle: 4.40 (C) (97%*) Ten Yard: 1.86 (C) (18%*)
Vertical: 30 (C) (74%*) Broad: 107 (C) (74%*)
Three Cone: 7.47 (C) (85%*) Bench: 26 (P) (63%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Multi-role OL
Last Updated: 03/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.35 seconds (32%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 313 (43%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (53%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (29%*)
Span: 81 1/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.35 (C) (32%*) Shuttle: 4.40 (C) (97%*)
10 Yard: 1.86 (C) (18%*)
Vertical: 30 (C) (74%*) Broad: 107 (C) (74%*)
3 Cone: 7.47 (C) (85%*) Bench: 26 (P) (63%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 84.3 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Pass Blocking:
95%
Run Blocking:
78%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #87 Position rank: #18
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 1495
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Matthew Bergeron - Syracuse
94%
Jamaree Salyer - Georgia
80%
Logan Bruss - Wisconsin
76%
Draft Profile: Bio
Dominick Puni, a graduate of Francis Howell High School in Saint Charles, Missouri, started his collegiate football journey as an unranked recruit, committing to Central Missouri. There, Puni showcased his tenacity and versatility, playing both guard and tackle positions across four seasons. Despite facing setbacks, including a season cancellation due to COVID-19 and an injury that limited his playtime, Puni's resilience and dedication to the sport never wavered. Transferring to Kansas, he quickly became a cornerstone of their offense, earning First-team All-Big 12 honors in 2023 and demonstrating exceptional skills in both run blocking and pass protection. Puni's journey from an unranked recruit to a standout performer at a Power Five program and a Senior Bowl invitee is a testament to his hard work and adaptability.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Boasts a wide frame and substantial build, utilizing impressive play strength and square power for immediate displacement and torque on contact.
  • Exemplary run blocker with the ability to sustain, steer, and finish, attributed to his superior body control and grip strength.
  • Displays remarkable burst and quickness, taking precise angles on the move to effectively engage targets on pulls, climbs, and screens.
  • Consistently demonstrates calm and collected footwork in pass protection, ensuring a strong base and ability to recover against inside moves.
  • Reliable effort and engagement, running feet through the whistle to execute downfield blocks and clean up piles efficiently.
  • Combines athleticism with his wingspan to excel in pass protection and run blocking, making first contact with defenders to control engagements.
  • Skilled in utilizing his length and patience in pass protection, effectively replicating hands when reacting to pass-rush counters.
  • High football IQ, understanding angles well and demonstrating smooth athleticism in space and lateral movements.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Shows limited range to expand set points, challenging his ability to protect the corner against high-side rushes.
  • Below-average arm length for tackle, leading to loss of control at crucial moments in pass protection.
  • Occasionally bends at the waist, affecting his ability to sustain blocks and leading to potential holding penalties.
  • Struggles with hand placement, sometimes resulting in inefficient block sustenance and increased vulnerability to holding calls.
  • Footwork inconsistencies can diminish his power and allow defenders to dictate engagement directions too easily.
Scouting Report: Summary
Dominick Puni stands out as a robust and versatile offensive lineman, possessing the physical attributes and on-field intelligence NFL teams covet. His ability to dominate in the run game, coupled with excellent pass protection skills, makes him an asset in both dimensions of the offense. His performance at the Senior Bowl further underscored his readiness to transition to the pro--game, showcasing adaptability by being able to play both tackle and guard.

However, Puni's transition to the NFL isn't without its challenges. His arm length and stance issues could limit effectiveness against the league's elite edge rushers, potentially necessitating a shift inside to guard where these limitations are less exposed. The tendency to bend at the waist and inconsistent hand placement are technical flaws that defensive linemen at the next level will exploit.

In summary, Puni offers immediate value as a multi-position lineman with significant upside, especially as a pass protector. As teams increasingly prioritize versatile and smart linemen who can contribute across multiple spots on the line, Puni fits the mold of a Day 2 pick with the potential for a significant role early in his career. With focused coaching to refine his technique and leverage his strengths, he has the tools to develop into a dependable starter, providing valuable depth and flexibility to an NFL offensive line.

Dominick Puni percentiles vs other Offensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Dominick Puni (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
76.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
19.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.