Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Dante Sawyer

Defensive end
School: South Carolina | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.2 / 274 | 40: 4.84 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.00
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Reserve lineman who led the SEC with five forced fumbles and made 30 tackles (five for loss) with three sacks and five pass breakups as a senior. Recorded 25 tackles (four for loss) and one sack in 2016. Posted 17 tackles (2.5 for loss) and 2.5 sacks as a sophomore after transferring to South Carolina from junior college.
Pos: 
Athletic defensive line prospect with nice upside. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, works his hands throughout the action and shows ability as a pass rusher. Keeps his feet moving, nicely redirects to the ball carrier and shows good change of direction. Attacks double-team blocks and plays hard.
Neg: 
Shows little in the way of power or strength in his lower body. Cannot bend off the edge. Marginally productive and never established himself as a consistent starter for South Carolina.
Analysis: 
Sawyer possesses next-level size and speed but showed little in the way of improvement the past three seasons. He comes with upside but must quickly meet expectations or he’ll be looking for a new line of work.