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Prospect Profile: Jonathan Bullard

Look through photos of Florida's disruptive defensive end in action.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Florida DT Jonathan Bullard.

Name: Jonathan Bullard
School: Florida
Height: 6-3
Weight: 285 pounds
Position: DT
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Teams aiming to add a versatile defensive lineman in this year's draft will take a long, hard look at Jonathan Bullard.  Capable of playing tackle or end, there's a good chance he joins Sharrif Floyd (2013) and Dominique Easley (2014) as the latest Gator lineman to be selected in recent first rounds.

Bullard made a name for himself from the moment he arrived in Gainesville, appearing in all 13 games with two starts as a true freshman as he tallied 27 tackles, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He steadily improved each year, and his stock is on the rise following a dominating senior season in which he led Florida in tackles for loss (17.5) and sacks (6.5).  As a result, he was named a consensus first-team All-SEC pick while earning third-team All-American honors.

The 6-3, 285-pound defensive lineman is explosive off the snap with a sixth-sense for knowing where the ball is heading.  While slightly undersized for his position, he is equally stout against the run as he is disruptive against the pass.  Bullard is as reliable as they come as he did not allow a broken or missed tackle in 2015. 

While he has room to bulk up, scouts love his ability to rack up tackles for loss and sacks.  In a draft class stacked with DL talent, Bullard's ability to thrive in multiple schemes and anywhere across the defensive front makes him a valuable commodity.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash:4.93 seconds
Bench Press: 23 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.0 inches
Broad Jump: 116.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.31 seconds

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