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Washington Redskins 2020 Draft Profiles: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

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Hogs Haven takes a look at prospects heading into the 2020 NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Dantzler

Cornerback

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 185 lbs.

Mississippi State

Strengths:

Cameron Dantzler is an instinctive corner who can thrive in zone coverage while using his height, length and quickness to make plays. He’s shown the ability to read a quarterback’s eyes well and anticipate plays, and for this reason, he’s had more of an impact in zone coverage than man coverage. His ball skills aren’t perfect, but his long arms tend to find the ball and disrupt passes.


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Weaknesses:

Unfortunately, his slight frame keeps him from having much of an impact on the edge or against the run, though he does pressure the passer well. All things considered, he held up rather well as a tackler in college, but the next level may present challenges of much bigger and stronger athletes that Dantzler may struggle against

Why he may fit with Washington:

In the offseason, Washington needs to significantly upgrade its secondary, ideally through both free agency and the draft. Regardless of how it gets help in the back end, the Redskins need more opportunistic playmakers like Dantzler on their team. Depending who else is on the board, the Mississippi State product could be both a short- and long-term solution for Washington.

Bottom Line:

Cameron Dantzler has a knack for making plays and anticipatory skills that can’t be taught, but getting stronger before making the jump to the pros would be advised, though Washington could certainly use a player with his skill set.

Projected Round: 3rd