Cameron Dantzler 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams
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Cameron Dantzler 2020 NFL Draft Profile
2020 NFL Draft
Many people are excited about cornerback Cameron Dantzler who is projected to go somewhere between the 1st and 3rd round. Coming out of high school, Datzler was a three-star recruit in the class of 2016 and was the 53rd ranked athlete.
College Career: In high school, Dantzler also played high school, but at Mississippi State it was all about playing cornerback. After redshirting his first season, Dantzler became a key reserve and the best play of that season was when he intercepted Lamar Jackson in the bowl game. Starting with his sophomore season, Dantzler became a starter and quickly became one of the best cornerbacks in the SEC. During the 2019 season, Dantzler was banged up for part of the season, but he still finished the season picking off two passes.
Pros: Dantzler is a very athletic cornerback and teams have to be drooling over that. Going against the run he isn’t afraid to get in and lay the big hit. The real strength of his game is against the pass, and he isn’t afraid for a challenge in the NFL. He is very long, and that helps him match up well in the red zone.In the red zone in the NFL, Dantzler will probably match up against the opposing team’s best player.
Cons: At times, he sometimes struggles to get a jam at the line of scrimmage, which gives the receivers an advantage. At times his eyes also get sucked into the backfield and he needs to be better with that. He is athletic, but he sometimes is a step slow, and that could limit him inside the ’20s.
Projected Teams: The Dallas Cowboys need some major secondary help and it would make a lot of sense for them to pick up Dantzler.
The Philadelphia Eagles are another team that needs help on the back end of their defense. Depending on how far he drops it would make a lot of sense for the Arizona Cardinals to maybe take a chance on him.