DJ Dale
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DJ Dale
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Birmingham, AL
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DJ Dale DL Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DJ Dale DL Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #131 Position Rank: #27 (DL)
40 time: 5.35 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 300
Hands: 10 Arms: 32 3/8 Span: 80
Date of Birth: 10/30/2000 Age: 22.1
Overall Rating: 83.0 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #27
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 1428
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (83/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #92 Pos Rank: #14 State Rank: #9
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (90.76/100 )
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. Following high school, Dale opted to join Alabama.

In 2019 as a freshman Dale saw action in 10 games and played on 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 on 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.
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.
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