Dennis Daley

South Carolina
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Prospect Info

College
South Carolina
Hometown
Class
Columbia, SC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
317 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.60
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Carolina
Panthers
Round 6 ‧ Pick 40
40 Yard Dash
5.23u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
20
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
26.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
103.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.95
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.92
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Daley played his high school ball in the Gamecocks' back yard at Ridge View High School in Columbia. He began his post-secondary education at Georgia Military College, playing well enough to earn first-team All-American honors after his sophomore season. He stepped in pretty quickly at left tackle for USC in his first year with the team, starting 11 of 12 games played. Daley started 12 games at left tackle for the Gamecocks in 2018.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5
Overview
JUCO transfer and two-year starter who faced baptism by fire against some of the best rushers in the 2019 draft. Daley allowed too many sacks and pressures during the year but continued to improve and put together a solid performance against Clemson's bevy of talent. He must break his pass-set habit of deadening feet and lunging at opponents or he'll face a bumpy ride as a pro. He should continue to improve and ascend and has the tools to become a solid starter at one of the tackle spots.
Strengths
  • Broad chest with long arms and big hands
  • Has learned how to re-set hands when needed
  • Confident and resilient in pass sets
  • Good hip roll to help set his anchor
  • Able to absorb opponent's power
  • Battle-tested vs
  • Jachai Polite, Clelin Ferrell, Deandre Walker and Josh Allen
  • Attempts to maintain pass-set technique regardless of opponent
  • Gets out in front of screen passes with good athletic ability in open field
  • Well-timed bump-and-climb technique on outside zone
  • Good angles on drive blocks
  • Potential to hammer and secure his down blocks
Weaknesses
  • Gets caught napping at snap
  • There is some turbulence in his pass sets
  • Allows weight distribution to get uneven
  • Slow to turn feet back on once he sits down
  • Majority of pressures come from ill-advised lunges
  • Below-average recovery at the top of the rush
  • Nightmare performance against Josh Allen and Kentucky
  • Frame gets touched up by long-armed opponents
  • Hand placement messy in run game and lacks conviction in pass punch
  • Overextends in initial steps and can't respond to slants.

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GRADE
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