Dwight Bentley Scouting Report

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Dwight Bentley Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: SunBelt
School: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 180 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 3.22 in 2012 by DET

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.43
Bench press13
Vertical jump31.5
Broad jump9'6
Three-cone drill6.99
20-yard shuttle4.50
60-yard shuttle12.11

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette

Bentley is a very fast and undersized cornerback who ran very well at the NFL combine.

He is lean and will have to add muscle and a physicality in his game if he ever has aspirations to cover No. 1 receivers. Bentley's future is likely as a nickel and dime corner, where he will line up inside and preferably cover smaller, slot receivers. He does play with a chip on his shoulder. Seems to understand that because of his speed, he can take more risks and fall back on his quickness if caught in a bad situation. Breaks hard and fast on WR routes.

Excels in off-man coverage, but cannot press cover well just yet. His fluid hips also assert that he'll likely end up playing inside and not outside. He's not physical in run support. Bentley does show a willingness to stay active and involved with each play but simply doesn't bring a lot to the table as a run defender. He's got good ball skills and will go up aggressively to force turnovers. Loves to jump routes and go after the big plays and interceptions.

Last Updated Mar-31-2012 by Matt De Lima

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