Dante Stills
Dante Stills  DL  West Virginia | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dante Stills
West Virginia
Home town
Fairmont, WV
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Dante Stills DL West Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dante Stills DL West Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #412 Position Rank: #74 (DL)
40 time: 4.92 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 285
Hands: 9 1/2 Arms: 32 3/8 Span: 77
Date of Birth: 12/14/1999 Age: 22.11
Overall Rating: 73.4 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #74
College Games: 59 College Snaps: 2376
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (82/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #21 Pos Rank: #21 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (95/100 )
Ovr Rank: #124 Pos Rank: #7
Draft Profile: Bio
Dante Stills from Fairmont High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Stills joined West Virginia after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Stills saw action in 12 games and played a total of 219 snaps at Edge Rusher for the Mountaineers. He recorded 12 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 12 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Mountaineers in 2019 Stills played in 12 games and took part in 410 snaps for the Mountaineers. He recorded 15 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 21 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 18 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and a decent 7 sacks during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Stills played in 10 games and contributed on 503 snaps. He recorded 27 tackles, 4 assists while making 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 23 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 8 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Stills logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 645 snaps for the Mountaineers. He also added 26 tackles, 3 assists, and 31 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 29 total pressures, which included 14 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and an impressive 8 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s very good with his hands, a technician with the violence, quickness, and the long arms to ward off blockers. Stills has a great motor and enough creativity to make plays late in the down as a pass rusher.
  • Possesses the length and power to ward off offensive tackles.
  • Tall, solid frame with adequate length and has done a nice job losing the bad weight and firming his body.
  • A borderline top-100 draft pick who isn't flashy and won't have great workout numbers, but simply makes plays on the football field.
  • Quick first step with fluid movements off the ball. Highly competitive and fierce, showing relentless effort to the pocket with a nonstop motor
  • His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and Stills displays a very good motor.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
  • While he’s a decent lateral mover, Stills doesn’t show great closing speed when he has to chase in pursuit.
  • Stills has to develop a counter move or two in the pass rush, and he needs to make better use of his hands.
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