Could Alex Dunnachie give Robert Malone a run for his money?

New York Jets’ UDFA Profile: P Alex Dunnachie


Tonight, we continue on our road with the class of undrafted free agents. This time, however, we are not talking about a lineman, or a wide receiver, or even a tight end. Yes folks, tonight we are talking about a punter. Hey, punters are football players too. Yes, Robert Malone had a great year in 2012, but John Idzik, as we all know, is a big proponent of competition.

So, we talk about the competition. Meet former University of Hawaii punter Alex Dunnachie.

MEASURABLES

Alex stands at 6’4″, and weighs 220 pounds.

Take a look at his career stats:

SEASON PUNTS AVG LNG YDS
2012 49 46.2 73 2262
2011 56 39.7 62 2221
2010 52 43.0 61 2234
2009 42 39.2 66 1647

Here is some video on Alex Dunnachie’s punts:

PROS: I love the hangtime that Alex gets on his punts. These guys don’t have a lot of room to return the kick, if they get the chance to make the clean catch. Which isn’t very often, by the way. He kicks a ball that is very tough to return, at one point in the season, Hawaii had only allowed 4 punts to be returned, best in the nation. Alex also gets excellent spin to down the ball inside the 10.

CONS: It’s not easy to find a con with a punter. The biggest one for him will be the competition. Robert Malone did one heck of a job in 2012. Sad when the punter is one of the best performers on your team, but it is what it is. It will be an up-hill battle if Dunnachie were to beat him out.

He will certainly get his shot. At the very least, Dunnachie’s presence will make Robert Malone better.

Tags: Alex Dunnachie New York Jets Udfa University Of Hawaii

  • Dave Hanna

    Wow, those are some serious punts!

    • TheJetPress

      I thought so too.

  • matr dontelli iii

    Can you carry a punter on the practice squad? You hate to give one of these guys up in case the other falters. You know someone will snatch Malone if he’s released

    • TheJetPress

      I believe you can keep a punter on the PS.
      Someone would snatch up Malone in a second, not even.