Are you ready for the King?
Not Elvis Presley. Not Michael Jackson. Not even Lebron James.
King David Dunlap V.
For real. That is his real name.
Are you ready for that? King Dunlap is the next man up! After struggling through last season with Mike Harris lining up at left tackle, we signed King Dunlap to compete for a starting tackle job. Dunlap was likely signed to be a swing safety, but as the roster stands right now, he would be the starting left tackle.
6-foot-9 and 330 pounds. That is a mammoth of a man! Huge! DJ Fluker is 4 inches shorter that the King. Crazy talk.
As much as the Philly fans hated the King, he did a decent job for the team. It sounds like his consistency wasn’t strong, but he has the ability.
Here is the report on Dunlap from Pro Football Focus:
Summary: At the lower reaches of our free agent rankings we’re getting into players who can start in a pinch and offer quality performances when called upon. When Demetress Bell struggled in place of Jason Peters, it fell to King Dunlap to fill that void and he did an admirable job. You’re never going to mistake him for Peters, but his pass protection was, outside of a couple of games, excellent… though he struggled as a run blocker in the Eagles’ system.
Considering some of the tackles who were forced into starting last season and their performance levels one of those teams with dreadful tackles could do worse than offer Dunlap the chance to come in and win a job at one of their tackle spots.
Just reading the report off of him, it sounds like he had a couple of AWFUL games. His pass protection is the best part of his game, but the consistency seems to be an issue. At least he won’t get Philip killed? Maybe?
Dang I am scurred! Scarier question… what happens if he goes down with an injury?