Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Dalton Keene

Defensive tackle
School: Illinois State | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 273 | 40: 5.09 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.05
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who was named First Team All-MVC and led Illinois State with 13 tackles for loss and eight sacks while making 45 tackles with one forced fumble and six pass breakups in 2017. Earned Second Team All-MVC honors and recorded 67 tackles (7.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three PBUs as a junior. Named Honorable Mention All-MVC and posted 59 tackles (10 for loss), five sacks and three pass breakups in 2015. Started four games as a true freshman and made 29 tackles with one sack.
Pos: 
Intense, hard-working defender with average size and speed. Tough to move off the point, plays with excellent pad level and works his hands throughout the action. Focused on by opponents, gives great effort and plays through the whistle. Easily moves about the field, quickly changes direction and shows agility. Relatively effective in space and displays the ability to drop off the line of scrimmage on zone blitzes.
Neg: 
Inconsistent off the snap. Must improve his overall strength at the point.
Analysis: 
Keene is a hostile player with a competitive attitude but is a limited athlete. He offers possibilities as a backup three-technique tackle and plays with a special-teams mentality.