Coastal Carolina edge defender Jeffrey Gunter has all the tools coaches covet at the highest level. Blessed with great size at six-foot-four and 260 pounds, the North Carolina native is a wrecking ball coming off of the edge. The perfect fit for any type of defense in the National Football League, Gunter could play in a motorcycle stance and play as an outside linebacker. He’s someone that could be the perfect addition to the Philadelphia Eagles pass rush, and with the 2022 NFL Draft only being a year away, it’s time to keep an eye on some future prospects.
Versatility is the key to Gunter’s game. He’s capable of playing in space, dropping in zone coverage, rushing the passer with his hands in the dirt, or kicking inside to help against the run.
What stands out about the Coastal prospect, when studying his film, is his tenacity on every snap. He has a high motor that never seems to stop. He’s constantly chasing runners down from behind. Gunter always seems to find himself around the football, but what’s even more impressive is his football intelligence.
The Philadelphia Eagles love pass-rushers and Gunter fits the bill.
The Philadelphia Eagles front office selected four pass-rushers in the 2021 NFL Draft, including Gunter’s former teammate Tarron Jackson. Philly always keeps an eye on defensive line prospects that could be potential stars. That’s exactly what Jeffrey Gunter is, a rising star in the college ranks.
Philadelphia’s strategy is a good one. Despite whatever additions they make, the front office should keep an eye on the future. You never know what’s going to happen, especially for a team that has been snake-bitten in the injury department.
With that in mind, Gunter has all the tools and skillset to be the perfect acquisition moving forward. Between his versatility, tenacity, non-stop motor, and football intelligence, he could be the perfect investment and a key cog in the Eagles’ future.
Here is a great scouting quote that Philadelphia Eagles fans will enjoy.
We at ITI had a great conversation with our scouting source, asking him his thoughts on the Coastal Carolina pass rusher and how he would best fit in the NFL. While he didn’t want to be named, he did have this to say:
"Man, man, man, this guy is a football player all the way through. He has a great first step and a few moves to keep offensive lineman guessing. He plays angry. I like that really. He is nasty and plays through the whistle. He is definitely a guy that can play in the NFL. He reminds me of those Baltimore Ravens or old-school Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers. He’s athletic and a smart kid. He has a bright future. He’s been fun to study."
We are a season away from next year’s NFL Draft, but it will be here before you know it. Scouting never ends for NFL teams though, so our staff is helping by allowing the fans to keep an eye on the next batch of prospects.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to add all the talent they can. Adding a guy like Jeffrey Gunter will only make the team better. Do yourself a favor. Study the young prospect and brush up with some YouTube clips. It’s definitely worth it.