40 time: 4.75
Projection: Sixth-Seventh Round
Overview: His trip around the college football world was an odd one. He arrived at Coastal Carolina as a freshman in 2017 and played two seasons. His dominant 2018 campaign led to first-team all-Sun Belt honors and he transferred up to North Carolina State in 2019 to be closer to his family. After sitting out the 2019 season due to transfer rules, Gunter was able to return to Coastal Carolina and regain his starting job. He repeated as a back-to-back all-Sun Belt selection and wrapped up his Chanticleer career with 38.5 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.
Strengths: Well-built defensive end with a prototype build. Creative hands with a long list of moves at his disposal. Knows how to change up his tempo as a pass-rusher. Range in coverage is surprising for his size, and he can cover a lot of ground in a hurry. Hands aren't overwhelming, but he can do some damage with them against smaller blockers. First step is promising when he times the snap properly.
Weaknesses: Lacks awareness and gets lost in the shuffle too often. Struggles to make up for errors and lacks adjustability both as a pass-rusher and run defender. Not flexible enough or strong enough to get underneath blockers and turn the corner around the backside of the pocket. Discipline and leverage get him into trouble. Short area quickness is disappointing. Power doesn't match his body type and he struggles to create movement when he engages with a bull rush.
Pro Comp: Garrett Sickels, Retired -- Gunter's size and creativity with his hands will give him a fighting chance, but he'll need to provide special teams versatility to make a roster while he fills out the rest of his game. If he can't do that, he faces a possible journeyman career.