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This deal should help front offices argue that C.J. For Houston to maximize the value of his new contract, they need to see a step forward in the passing game where Cunningham’s tackling and coverage ability have ranked below the league average and will further be under the microscope.
The Houston Texans have agreed to an extension with their 2017 draft pick star… linebacker Zach Cunningham worth $14.5 million per year, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
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Second-round pick Zach Cunningham graded out at 82.1 despite only playing 28 of 64 snaps. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. You guessed it: Coverage. Share this article 17 shares share tweet text email link Chad Dink. Cunningham has had a down season by PFF standards, registering a grade in the 40s entering Week 6. Through the first six games of the season, Cunningham has allowed a perfect 22-22 of the passes thrown his way to be completed for a career-high 11.8 yards-per-target, two touchdowns, and a 146.0 passer rating. Case in point? More importantly, the coverage grade is lacking for Cunningham, whose best work came as a rookie at 62.1 and bottomed out last season with a 52.5 coverage grade including the playoffs. But do you know what Cunningham is really not great at?
All Cleveland Sports news from FanSided Daily, Browns: 5 most hated Pittsburgh Steelers since 1999, Browns: Kevin Stefanski out-coached himself in losing effort, 5 Cleveland Browns whose stocks are down after Week 6 Steelers stinker, Steelers Fans Feeling Confident About 5-0 Start, Huge Win Over Cleveland, Browns: 3 bad things and 3 worse things from Week 6, Browns: Baker Mayfield pulled due to injury, will continue to start if healthy. The former four-star recruit has gained about 30 pounds since entering college while maintaining the athleticism that made him an attractive high school player. Cunningham has shown the flashes this season that made him appealing coming out of … Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All Philly Sports and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. If there’s a turn off for the Browns, it may end up being the price tag. If that’s your opinion, I’m not going to convince you otherwise. There are buy-low options like Avery Williamson, high-upside failed picks like Haason Reddick, and even supremely talented linebackers like Myles Jack, who would change their defensive favors for the next half-decade. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC.
Zach Cunningham earns high marks from PFF vs. Steelers. As the pass rush gets going he will become a bigger player in the secondary.
Cunningham, a 25-year-old ex-second round pick, is a linebacker who plays for the Houston Texans. There is a potential out after the 2022 season, in which Cunningham’s dead cap figure shrinks from $18 million in 2021 to around $7 million in 2022. Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft, Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS, . PFF graded Cunningham with a 14.2% run stop percentage, the highest in the league. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?
He was able to show his speed on the field and the ability to plug a hole in the running game. The PFF analysis team breaks down the prospects of Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Gilchrist was involved in three tackles including two solo tackles and broke up a pass from his safety position.
While this individual deal looks good, the Texans still have a lot of money to spend going forward. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Fun fact: Statistically speaking, it’s virtually impossible for Howie Roseman to have selected the six worst linebackers in a league that currently employs roughly 190 linebackers.
The wait is finally over. https://texanswire.usatoday.com/2017/09/11/zach-cunningham-c-j-fiedorowicz-top-texans-players-per-pff/, Brian Cushing expected to miss Bengals game with concussion. Gilchrist was a second-round pick for the Jets in 2011 so the potential is there for Gilchrist to be a real find. With the offense humming along, defense may be what keeps this version of the Browns from doing serious damage. Meanwhile McKinney had a 9.5% run stop percentage, the … There is a belief among a small but vocal segment of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ fanbase that genuinely believes that any external linebacker could immediately come in and be the team’s best player.
By: Mark Lane. Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. I mean, according to PFF, the Eagles’ linebacking corps has a brutal average defensive rating of 55.12, with only two linebackers – Shaun Bradley and Alex Singleton – recording a 70-plus mark through seven games. Is Cunningham worth that? Nothing is going according to plan for the Houston Texans, and that may benefit the Cleveland Browns, who should target linebacker Zach Cunningham ahead of the NFL’s trade deadline. The total extension is worth $58 million over four new years, and the contract contains $23.5 million in full guarantees and $32.5 million in injury guarantees, per Aaron Wilson. For context, Cunningham has allowed more yards in coverage than Nathan Gerry with a higher completion percentage and a higher passer rating. Draft: Houston Texans in the 2nd round (57th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Therefore he is presumably on the market considering that team is teetering on the edge of a full-on firesale to try to recoup some of the assets erroneously surrendered by ex-GM/coach/talent evaluator Bill O’Brien. These power rankings are adjusted based on coach, quarterback and the market each season. There wasn’t much to celebrate after Sunday’s debacle versus the Jaguars but the game analysts at Pro Football Focus (PFF) thought there were some bright spots for the Texans.
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The defense was led by rookie linebackers Zach Cunningham (83.4) and Dylan Cole (81.2). The rest of Watson’s day wasn’t so glamorous as he ended up 12 of 23 for 102 yards with an interception and 4.4 yard-per-attempt which led to a 31.7 grade from PFF. It’s this area that keeps him out of the conversation of elite linebackers, as there are far too many plays where running backs and tight ends are getting the better of him in space.
For all of the tackles Cunningham made last season, he also tied for eighth with 16 misses during the regular season before a disastrous wild card round that saw him miss seven against the. Zach Cunningham: Pos: OLB, Career: 53 G, 1 TD, Texans 2017-2020, born AL 1994
Please check your email for a confirmation. A quarterback’s best friend is his tight end and the Texans will rely heavily on C.J. PFF gave him three solo stops against the run. The Houston Texans have agreed to an extension with their 2017 draft pick star… linebacker Zach Cunningham worth $14.5 million per year, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
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