Dallas Gant
Dallas Gant  LB  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dallas Gant
Ohio State
Home town
Toledo, OH
Player Rating
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Dallas Gant LB Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dallas Gant LB Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.58 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 235
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Overall Rating: 66.0 / 100
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DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #58
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 254
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (81/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #12 Pos Rank: #8 State Rank: #7
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (93.22/100 )
Ovr Rank: #166 Pos Rank: #10
Draft Profile: Bio
Dallas Gant from St. John's Jesuit High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Gant opted to join Ohio State.

In 2018 as a freshman Gant saw action in one game and played on a total of 8 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 2 tackles, one assist, while adding 2 stops.

As a sophomore for the Buckeyes in 2019 Gant played in 11 games and took part on 120 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 10 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 7 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 3 total pressures, and one QB hurry, no QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Gant played in 5 games and contributed on 79 snaps. He recorded 8 tackles, 6 assists, while making 2 stops. In coverage Gant chalked up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 101.7.

In 2021 as a senior Gant logged playing time in 3 games and logged a total of 47 snaps for the Buckeyes. He also added 7 tackles, one assist, and 3 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
  • Downhill defender and physical tackler. Uses his eyes to decipher and break down the play, showing good awareness and discipline to sniff out fakes.
  • Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after being hit by multiple linemen.
  • Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness to quickly find the ball.
  • Looks the part. Good height and a thick, muscular build. Long arms. Good overall athleticism and straight-line speed.
  • Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Possesses average instincts. More likely to make plays with quick reactions than by diagnosing.
  • Possesses below-average instincts for the linebacker position. Leaves more plays on the field than he makes.
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