Dallas Turner
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Dallas Turner
Height
6-3
Weight
247
College
Alabama
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
89.3/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (LB)
4.46
FortyYD Time
Sacks
10
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
53
Sol tackles
28
Dallas Turner Prospect Overview
Jayden Daniels (5) scrambles out the pocket against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dallas Turner (15) during the first half at Tiger Stadium. Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Turner LB/EDGE Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dallas Turner LB/EDGE Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/01/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.46 seconds (97%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 02/02/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 247 (77%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 34 3/8 (87%*)
Forty: 4.46 (C) (97%*) Ten Yard: 1.54 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 40.5 (C) (97%*) Broad: 127 (C) (94%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/01/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.46 seconds (97%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 02/02/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 247 (77%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 34 3/8 (87%*)
Forty: 4.46 (C) (97%*)
10 Yard: 1.54 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 40.5 (C) (97%*) Broad: 127 (C) (94%*)
(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: 89.3 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
82%
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Tackling:
71%
Pass Rush:
95%
Run Defense:
78%
Coverage:
87%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #14 Position rank: #1
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1626
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 90/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 99 Stars 247 RATING: 99/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Derick Hall - Auburn
74%
Will Anderson Jr. - Alabama
60%
Drew Sanders - Arkansas
59%
Draft Profile: Bio
Dallas Turner arrived at Alabama with a reputation as one of the nation's elite high school prospects, earning a 5-star rating and drawing significant attention from major college programs. He chose Alabama, where he quickly made an impact. In his freshman year, he played 15 games, amassing 18 solo tackles, 3 assists, and a notable 9 sacks, displaying his ability to disrupt the quarterback with 25 total pressures.

By his sophomore year, Turner's role had increased, playing 609 snaps over 12 games. He improved his tackle count to 23 solo tackles and 9 assists, alongside 5 sacks and 35 total pressures. While his coverage stats didn't include pass breakups or interceptions, his pass-rushing numbers remained impressive.

Turner's early achievements at Alabama, including Freshman All-American honors and an All-SEC Freshman Team selection, underscore his potential. Despite fluctuations in statistical production, his skill set as a pass rusher has kept him in the spotlight as an NFL prospect. His commitment to Alabama has been a boon to the Crimson Tide's defense and his development as a top-tier linebacker and EDGE defender.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Incredible athlete - put on a show at the combine where his testing was off the charts with a 4.46-second 40-yard dash, as well as a 1.54-second 10-yard split. He also had a huge 40.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-7-inch broad jump.
  • Exhibits exceptional first-step quickness, providing a decisive advantage in explosiveness off the snap.
  • Displays adept change-of-direction skills, adeptly navigating through blockers with a "green light" to pursue.
  • Combines fluidity and flexibility with athletic prowess, effectively covering zones and tracking swing routes.
  • Improved outside rush technique from 2022, showcasing an expanded and refined pass-rush arsenal.
  • Possesses the necessary arm length to set the edge and keep offensive tackles at bay.
  • Effectively utilizes his frame to slip through tight spaces in run defense while keeping his outside arm unengaged.
  • Significant enhancements in play strength, now converting speed to power with greater frequency.
  • Demonstrates a nuanced pass-rush plan, showing weekly advancements in hand technique and leverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Needs to bulk up his frame to withstand the rigors of the NFL; struggles to maintain ground against multiple blockers or when engaged head-on.
  • Run defense is predicated on leveraging angles effectively; to elevate his game, he must develop the ability to overpower opponents in close quarters.
  • While his lateral movement is smooth, it lacks the disruptive force seen in other elite EDGE rushers of similar size in the league.
  • Speed-to-power conversion shows promise but lacks consistency; effectiveness is dependent on perfect timing and execution.
  • Hand technique needs refinement and increased ferocity to shed blockers efficiently; his run-game awareness and tackling require further development.
  • Has less than ideal height for the position but his longer than average arms help mitigate this.
Scouting Report: Summary
Dallas Turner's profile, marked by an impressive blend of size and eliet athleticism, has made him a name to watch for the NFL draft. His quickness and versatility hint at a player who could thrive in the modern, fluid NFL defenses, yet his collegiate tape points to areas needing refinement, particularly in run defense and technique consistency.

While his pass rush shows flashes of brilliance with moves like the ghost technique, consistency is key for Turner to dominate at the next level. His early production and improvement signal a player on the rise, with a high ceiling and the raw tools that make scouts take notice.

Turner has the raw talent to be considered a top-ten pick, and his skill set is highly valued in the NFL's evolving defensive schemes. Especially after his incredible combine performance, it's unlikely he falls past the 15th pick, as teams are always in search of dynamic defensive playmakers.

Dallas Turner percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Dallas Turner (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
11.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
1.0
*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.