Not sure of where this talk of him not coming out because he's not good enough.
Nothing could be further from the truth, this guy's stock is white hot.
Here's the latest blurbs I've read about him.
I've always thought he was a lot like Karlos Dansby. Even similar to CJ Mosley and Jaylon Smith.
Tall, heavy and long arms. He's a tackling machine that can drop and cover.
Very disruptive in the backfield.
The guy is a total playmaker.
It "would be a surprise" if Vanderbilt redshirt junior LB Zach Cunningham did not enter the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline.
Pauline reports Cunningham has been interviewing with agents and is close to picking one. Vanderbilt might not put players in the NFL every year, but we would be shocked if anyone does not like Cunningham's game after watching his tape. This can be a very talented linebacker class. Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:32:00 AM
Source: Draft Analyst
Vanderbilt redshirt junior LB Zach Cunningham's "explosive style will entice a defensive minded head coach," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Cunningham forced a fumble, blocked a field goal and had nine tackles against Auburn over the weekend, giving him a team-leading 94 this season. There are a few things that Pauline thinks he needs to work on before entering the NFL, however. "Cunningham must improve his play against the pass and be more disciplined with assignments as he often fires up the field and gets caught out of position," he wrote. NFL Media's Chad Reuter wrote last month that Cunningham may remind NFL scouts of longtime NFL starter Karlos Dansby. Mon, Nov 7, 2016 05:59:00 PM
Source: TFY Draft Insider
NFL Media's Chad Reuter believes Vanderbilt redshirt junior LB Zach Cunningham may remind NFL scouts of longtime NFL starter Karlos Dansby.
Cunningham continues to dominate out of the spotlight, accruing a career-high 19 tackles on Saturday against Georgia. He leads all Power-5 LBs in stops. "He's listed at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and makes strong tackles," Reuter wrote. "He's physical with pulling guards to shed to make the play. He'll add weight for the NFL Scouting Combine, and scouts might be reminded of longtime NFL starter Karlos Dansby when they watch Cunningham." Fri, Oct 21, 2016 08:41:00 PM
According to Pro Football Focus, Vanderbilt redshirt junior LB Zach Cunningham leads all Power-5 linebackers with 41 stops.
ESPN's Mel Kiper recently ranked Cunningham as the No. 3 inside linebacker for the 2017 draft and compared him to New England 2013 second-rounder Jamie Collins. "Collins is a star on the rise, and so is Cunningham," he wrote. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler is on record having called Cunningham a potential first-rounder. Mon, Oct 10, 2016 05:16:00 PM
Source: Pro Football Focus