DJ Dale
DJ Dale  DL  Alabama | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
DJ Dale
Height
6-1
Weight
302
College
Alabama
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Birmingham, AL
80.0/100
Player Rating
36
PositionRank (DL)
5.26
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
17
Sol tackles
7

DJ Dale DL Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DJ Dale DL Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.26 seconds (8%*)
Age: 23.4 DOB: 10/30/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (10%*) Weight: 302 (75%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (40%*) Span: 78 5/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.26 (C) (8%*) Shuttle: 4.80 (C) (12%*) Ten Yard: 1.81 (C) (8%*)
Vertical: 25.5 (C) (6%*) Broad: 98 (C) (5%*)
Three Cone: 7.69 (C) (24%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.26 seconds (8%*)
Age: 23.4 DOB: 10/30/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (10%*) Weight: 302 (75%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (40%*)
Span: 78 5/8 (29%*)
Forty: 5.26 (C) (8%*) Shuttle: 4.80 (C) (12%*)
10 Yard: 1.81 (C) (8%*)
Vertical: 25.5 (C) (6%*) Broad: 98 (C) (5%*)
3 Cone: 7.69 (C) (24%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 80.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
67%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
75%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th
Overall Rank: #180 Position rank: #36
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 1428
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #92 Pos Rank: #14 State Rank: #9
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Ovr Rank: #239 Pos Rank: #18
Draft Profile: Bio
DJ Dale from Clay-Chalkville High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Dale joined Alabama after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Dale saw action in 10 games and played a total of 349 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 13 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 7 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2020 Dale played in 13 games and took part in 383 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 14 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 7 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 4 total pressures, and 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Dale played in 13 games and contributed on 360 snaps. He recorded 13 tackles, 3 assists while making 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 5 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Dale logged playing time in 11 games and logged a total of 336 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He also added 13 tackles, 3 assists, and 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 13 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a high-motor player, and Dale shows good enough hand use, as well as a tight spin move, to win as an edge rusher.
  • Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a tackle.
  • Dale has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and he shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate the ball.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
  • Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
  • Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.
  • Dale has to develop a counter move or two in the pass rush, and Dale needs to make better use of his hands.
  • Dale lacks the speed and range to consistently chase down plays in pursuit.

DJ Dale percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 04/20/2023
Senior Bowl notes: After the first practice here Dale is making a case that he can play a bigger role at the next level. He constantly challenged interior offensive linemen with great leverage and penetration.

At the combine, Dale looks to have hurt his stock by putting up the following --- 40 Time: 5.26 | Vertical: 25.5″ | Broad: 8-2 | 3-Cone: 7.69. All are very disappointing numbers between the 10th and 25th percentile. In addition, he lacked explosion in the drills.

How other scouting services rate DJ Dale (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
213.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
46.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.