Photo of Dwight Bentley
Grade
47.5 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.11 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 182LBS. Weight
  • 8" Hands

Overview

Bentley has started for four years at Louisiana-Lafayette and is a classic, undersized corner from a small school that has displayed the athletic ability to contend for an NFL spot. He is very quick in short movements and is an instinctual player. He could definitely be knocked for his size and the conference he played in, but he is a good option for a team that needs to bring corners into camp and let them compete. He could have trouble in man coverage, but teams might take a flier on him in late rounds to see if they can continue to develop a good athlete at the position.

Analysis

Strengths

Bentley is athletic and it shows once the ball is thrown to his area. He is able to jump and adjust his body to make a play on the ball. He is very natural when working on the line of scrimmage and in zone coverage. He is aggressive to drive his foot and move toward the ball when working the flats in cover 2. He is a "blanketer" at the top of routes, and is very good at staying with his man to contest the ball once it's thrown.

Weaknesses

Bentley struggles in man coverage at his level, so it could be a huge issue for him in the NFL. He wasn't given many opportunities to play straight up at Lafayette, and he played a lot of zone coverage in which he didn't have to rely on his footwork to play on an island. He is basically non-existent in run support. At his size, he struggles to play physically and this could hurt his NFL development given that he will undoubtedly have to play special teams to stick early on.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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