Dwight Bentley scouting report

Dwight Bentley CB Louisiana-Lafayette #5
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 182

 
Strengths:
Decent all-around athlete. Very quick; has the smooth hips and quick feet necessary to stick with some of the smaller, faster receivers in the league; athleticism makes him a good fit at nickel corner to match up with smaller slot receivers. Does a decent job keeping his eyes on the quarterback. Willing to step up vs the run; surprisingly tough for a guy his size.
Weaknesses:
Undersized; lacks the height and bulk to matchup with more physical receivers. Adequate athleticism, but not enough to make up for his limited size. Willing to help vs the run, but tackling technique is shaky; simply too small to really be an effective tackler. Lacks great instincts; quick to bite on fakes. Relies too much on his athleticism and takes a lot of wasted steps which must be corrected before he sees significant playing time at the next level.
Comments:
Bentley is a decent athlete, but lacks the elite athleticism to make up for his lack of size. At this stage in his career he is very raw, and needs to work on his fundamentals before he’s ready to play a significant role at the next level. He trusts his athleticism too much, which was fine in the Sun Belt, but even less athletic receivers will be able to take advantage of his missteps at the next level. Overall, he clearly has the raw skills to play in the NFL, but he’s definitely a developmental prospect.
Videos:
2011 vs San Diego State 



Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 1 Comment

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