DT Dante Stills

HT: 6’3″
WT: 275
High School: Fairmont Senior
Hometown: Fairmont, West Virginia
Year: Junior*
Phil Steele: PS#35

Overview: Dante Stills is an intriguing NFL prospect with the ability to both play outside and inside in just about every defensive scheme in the book.

Summer Scouting notes: DT Dante Stills, West Virginia

Stills has great speed for the position and may test well at the combine. Explosive lateral quickness… Good upper body strength. Doesn’t bend well. Strong arms allow him to make some arm tackles that a lot of players can’t make… Limited in brute power compared to other players in the class because of his lack of size, but has the ability to use his strength to help command the repetition… First step isn’t consistent, but when he’s on it, he’s devastating. Good explosion. Difficult to contain off of the snap… Doesn’t often pull double teams because of the variety of usage across the defensive line. Doesn’t have the size to compete with double teams very well – will very rarely win them… Great hand placement, can work a gap very quickly. Strong hands… Excellent tackler. Wraps up well and has the strength to make solid arm tackles when he needs to… Generally, his recognition is excellent… Natural instincts flash but aren’t nearly consistent… Doesn’t always go in without a plan, so consistency is sometimes an issue. Flashes the ability to come after the passer (13 hurries, 8 QBH last year) but isn’t there nearly enough.

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By John Vogel

NFL Draft Analyst. Dad.

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