JCoz wrote:On another topic, hasn't Bunkley been a huge bust? Even just for another DL body, seems like at the current market rates, a 5th was a vast overpayment.
They probably would have cut him anyways. I think they pulled a fast one on Heckert, talking both deals simultaneously. Hard to believe Bunkley would be worth a 5th after you see them sign Jenkins. That would be fairly shady between friends if true. Just a slick deal if they didn't just finish a long stint working closely with each other.
ESPN's scouting report heading into last season:
Comment: Bunkley had another solid season in 2009 as an interior defender with the Eagles. He has been a durable, consistent run-stopper over the past four years with power to hold the point. He has excellent initial quickness and body control. He understands how to leverage defenders with improved hand use to maintain body position. Bunkley has developed his pass-rush package; he uses quickness and explosive power to keep interior linemen off balance. Bunkley has developed his overall game, but may not develop into the impact player that his first-round draft status would indicate.