NAME: DJ Dale
HEIGHT: 6’0 7/8″
HOMETOWN: Pinson, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: Clay-Chalkville
GAMES WATCHED: Arkansas, Mississippi State, Texas, Vanderbilt, Tennessee
- 2019 (8 games): 17 tackles, 3 for loss, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery.
- 2020 (8 games): 21 tackles, 1 for loss, 2 passes defensed, and 1 fumble recovery.
- 2021 (11 games): 18 tackles, 3 for loss, and 2 sacks.
- 2022 (12 games): 17 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, and 1 fumble recovery.
- Power: 55 (Above Average)
- Explosiveness: 50 (Average)
- Run Defense: 50 (Average)
- Pass Rush: 50 (Average)
- Motor: 40 (Below Average)
- Tackling/Pursuit: 40 (Below Average)
- Pad Level: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Hands: 50 (Average)
- Versatility: 40 (Below Average)
- Frame: 50 (Average)
DJ Dale is a large human being. He is so large that he can’t stay on the field. Dale took snaps in all four of his years at Alabama but never was a full-time starter because of how easily he tires. With little stamina, Dale’s motor is extremely low. If Dale doesn’t win off the line he will likely give up on the play. He is powerful and explosive, for short periods of time. In run defense, Dale eats up blocks (thanks to his size), but as previously stated, his low motor means that he isn’t going to fight to catch a running back past his initial contact. Dale also will rarely pursue further than his reach, but again with his size he is able to swallow up runners if he can get to them. He doesn’t get his pads super low, however, his hand strength and placement help to make up for his lack of pad depth. Dale plays one position, DT. He will not move around on the line, he just sits in the middle. Obviously, Dale has a big frame at 6’0″, 300 lbs but I do worry about his frame if he can’t stay on the field at this size.