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Joe Dahl Scouting Report, OT/OG, Washington State, 2016 NFL Draft

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Today we take a look at an exciting O-linemen playing in the Senior Bowl

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Introduction

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

High School: University

Recruitment: Not rated by anyone

Injuries/Discipline: Nothing worth mentioning

Awards

2015 All Pac 12 First Team

2014 All Pac 12 Honorable mention

Measurables

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 310

Class: RS Senior

Projected 40 Time: 5.25

Stats

Joe has been extremely durable. He hasn’t missed a game yet. In 2013 Dahl played all 12 games at left guard. In 2014 Joe moved to left tackle, and only let up 1 sack the whole season.


Positives

  • Locks onto defenders

  • Has very quick feet

  • Shows textbook knee bend

  • Has strong hands

  • Keeps his balance well

  • Get’s to the 2nd level quickly

  • Targets well at the next level

  • Always keeps the defender squarely in front of him


Negatives

  • Doesn’t have the body of work most tackles have blocking the run

  • Shuffles backwards instead of going out with a kick step

  • Could have problems with speed rushers

  • Almost only blocked coming out of a 2 point stance

  • Won’t fit in every offense



Conclusion

Dahl has interested me quite a bit this year. He is a guy that has come from zero expectations, to being the most reliable lineman on the Cougars offense. A lot of scouts don’t see Dahl staying at left tackle in the NFL, and I side with them. I do believe he can survive as a RT, and thrive as a guard. He was mostly playing inside at the Senior Bowl practices. For the Jets, I can see Dahl coming in, and being able to fill a few different roles. I believe he can play every position along the O-line except LT. Yes, I think he can even play center. With the age and talent level being in question for our O-line this year, having a moldable piece like Dahl can ease some concerns. Dahl has a chance today to really impress scouts. Right now, I see Dahl going somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd round.

Draft Grade: 76

90-100 = Exceptional Talent

80-90 = Impact Player

70-80 = NFL Starter

60-70 = Solid NFL Potential

50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed

>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick