Scouting Report: DL Montavious Stanley

Defensive lineman Montavious Stanley signed with the Dolphins after playing for five different teams over the past four seasons. He spent the 2009 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and to get the lowdown on Stanley, we turned to Editor-in-Chief Charlie Bernstein.

Here's what Bernstein had to say:

"Montavious Stanley had a nice training camp and preseason with the Jaguars last year, earning him a roster spot with his second go-round with the team. At 6-2, 300 pounds, Stanley is a nice fit as a 3-4 defensive end, as he isn't explosive off the edge yet too small to be a defensive tackle.

"Since the Jaguars experimented with the 3-4 for much of last year, Stanley fit in the rotation. At the end of 2009, the Jaguars' 3-4 wasn't getting any pressure on opposing quarterbacks (as referenced by the league-low number of sacks and highest opponents QB rating in the AFC), so they decided to switch back to the 4-3.

"Montavious Stanley was a guy who flashed from time to time during preseason, and even showed some signs of becoming a legitimate player in games, but couldn't sustain a high level of play. Miami should be a great place for Stanley as he should fit well and have a legitimate opportunity to win a job on the Dolphins' young defensive line.

"This will only be the third 3-4 team that Stanley has played for during his six-year, five-team tenure in the NFL."

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