DU'VONTA LAMPKIN | DT | OKLAHOMA
Height: 6041 | Weight: 345 | 40 TIme: 5.21 | 10-Split: 1.89 | Bench: 31 | 3Cone: 8.03 | Broad: 100" | Vertical: 31"
Du'Vonta Lampkin is a third-year sophomore who was a surprise declaration for the draft after playing his first full season with meaningful rotational reps along the Sooners defensive line. Lampkin did not earn his first collegiate start until 10/14/17 vs. Texas and only registered 27 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack in 10 appearances. Lampkin had to leave the Iowa State game in 2017 due to an undisclosed injury and missed spring ball in 2016 with a minor knee injury.
Lampkin is a massive human who wins with rare play strength and moves surprisingly well for being over 340 pounds. More of a short area burst vs. agility player, Lampkin jumped an impressive 31" at his pro day and does show good explosiveness in his lower body when driving through blocks.
Lampkin is a run-plugging one-gap nose tackle who is a load to move at the point of attack with outstanding size and dominant, yet inconsistent strength and anchoring ability. Lampkin is gifted in holding his position to control gaps and using his strong arms to stack, shed, and attack. Because Lampkin rotates often, he gives everything he has when on the field and will turn and run to make plays outside his scope despite his 330+ pound size. Motor is not an issue for Lampkin. Lampkin makes his living with physical bull rushes and leg drive to get offensive linemen off their sets and must continue to develop his technique and rush repertoire to become more dynamic at the next level. Lampkin won't give you much as a pass rusher, but will command double teams due to his size.
Lampkin originally committed to Oklahoma out of high school, flipped to Texas, was ruled academically ineligible to play for Texas, and then re-committed to Oklahoma. Lampkin was suspended for six games in 2016 for an internal disciplinary issue in 2015's bowl game vs. Miami and two games in 2017 for academics. Lincoln Riley has cited off-the-field distractions and maturity issues as the key inhibitors to Lampkin finding the success he is capable of. Teammate Ogbonnia Okoronkwo stated that Lampkin is "one of the most powerful players he's ever seen" and position coach Ruffin McNeill labeled Lampkin as "one the most powerful individuals that he's ever seen in 37 years of coaching." Lampkin's power and strength makes him an intriguing fit as a 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL, but his on-field inconsistency, suspensions, undisciplined classroom etiquette and maturity issues will likely relegate him to a priority free agent.
Overall Grade: 59
Athletic Ability: 4
Play Strength: 7
Play Speed: 3
Competitive Toughness: 4
Finesse Moves: 2
Power Moves: 4
Gap Control: 5
Move Arsenal: 2
Player Comparison: Cam Thomas
Projected Round: UDFA
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