Position: Offensive Tackle
Location: Dalton, Georgia
High School: Dalton
Weight: 312 pounds
Dantzler is one of the most improved prospects in the country over the past year plus. Scout saw him first when he was only a freshman and his size was what drew attention his way, then he brings much more to the football field now.
He has really evolved into one of the top offensive tackles in the country and it came with a lot of hard work in the off-season. The biggest difference over the past 18 months has been his body. He transformed his shape, he got a lot stronger, he really improved his footwork, and those things helped him emerge as a top 2011 recruit.
Scout was first to label him a true right tackle almost 12 months ago and that has caught on across the country. He has the size coaches covet at tackle and great length as well. His flexibility is very good and him being a basketball player has helped him with coordination also. He really has good knee-bend and he gets out of stance very well for a guy at his size.
There is still plenty of room for improvement and one area he can really focus on is his footwork. He needs to work on slid-kick in pass protection and staying on balance as well. He can lunge at times and he can get off balance a little when dropping back in pass protection. He has improved a good bit in this area over the past year, but he can still get better here.
Strength is another area he can work on. He has hit the weights hard over the past year and a half and it has shown, but he can get a lot strong still, especially in the upper-body.
Overall, Dantzler is a good offensive tackle now with the possibility of being a great one on the next level. He really holds his blocks well, he gets off the ball well, and he a work ethic that coaches love. The flexibility is there, the coordination is there, and he has a chance to compete for early playing time in Athens. He will continue to add strength, work on his pass sets, and improve his feet and he will become a contributor for one of the top programs in the SEC.