Dugger is a freakish athlete who is clearly a man among boys. At Lenoir Rhyne, he was a defensive specialist and just roams all over the field. He has the speed, size, and athleticism to be a quality producer at the next level. Has great instincts that seem to always place him close to the action.
Dugger is extremely dominant but the weakness of his film lies upon his competition. Dugger is clearly larger, faster, and smarter than everyone else on the field but it's hard to see exactly how he would look against NFL/FBS competition. He put on a show at the Senior Bowl against a better level of competition, which put to bed some concerns about how his skillset transfers. His technique can get a little sloppy at times and it'll lead to him relying on his athleticism and not what he was taught. He might have a little bit of a learning curve at the next level where he will need to rely on his technique more than his athletic ability.
2019 Vs: Mars Hill, Tusculum 2018 Vs: North Greensville
Dugger is a unique athlete who can play a defensive specialist role in a defense that's willing to try and fit him into one. He is built like an LB but has speed and quickness to play Safety which might end up putting him in place to go to a team that runs a lot of cover 3. He is best fit to play a Cover 3 SS look where he can sit around the box and make plays both in the passing game and in the run. He could also play as a subpackage LB/hybrid but I do think that would limit him. Dugger will end up in the discussion for the top 3 safeties in the class and could go anywhere from late 1st to late 2nd.
Is very quick and can run close gaps quickly. His acceleration and burst allow him to stay in on plays no matter how far away from the ball he starts. Really quick closing speed and can run with the best of them. Did not disappoint with his combine numbers and his senior bowl tape. Was consistently the fastest player on the field for Lenoir Rhyne. A few occasions where he chases down the play from across the field. Very flexible and has a very twitchy component to his game that isn't expected for someone his size. Unique ability to contour his body and make plays around the ball. Has great explosiveness and a quick and long burst to his game. This is a major reason for him playing FS at LR because of his explosiveness and speed. Had some issues changing directions when caught up in coverage and losses a bit of fluidity and transition when following a route that required quick/sudden change of directions.
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