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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Dante Redwood, DB, Mercyhurst

  • Player-   Dante Redwood               
  • Position- DB             
  • School- Mercyhurst
  • Height-  5’10                          
  • Weight- 185 lbs
  • Draft-2019
  • Projected Round-  UDFA               
  • Projected Forty- 4.44
  • Hometown- North Ridgeville, Ohio


  • 51 tackles, 39 solo, 2 INT’s for 101 yds and 14 PBU’s
  • Kick return avg was 21.3 his JR yr
  • 208 yds on KR for the yr
  • 7 tackles against Kutztown PA
  • 1st Team ALL PSAC DB 2017
  • 3rd Team Don Hansen All Region DB


  • 43 tackle 35 solo ,1 INT and  7 PBU’s in only 8 games do to injury
  • Avg 18.5 yds on Kick return
  • Season high 9 tackles vs Ashland

Scouting Report

Redwood is an exciting slot CB/ KR player  to keep an eye on!!!

From a very small school Mercyhurst U,  your not likely to hear his name called on draft day but much like so many other slot DB’s and Receivers alike  that find their way into a camp for their speed and toughness in ST play. He could be a gunner or returner at the next level with explosive speed good body movement to shake defenders and the physicality to break tackles or get off blocks.

As a CB he possesses the skill set to jam  wide outs off the line. Covers pass catchers close  while playing and tracking the ball extremely well. Good vertical game can time , go up to knock passes down or disrupt plays  with his leaping ability & awesome ball skills.

While he only had 2 INTs, his  14 PBUs is a sign that he is around the ball  making plays on the regular.

Physical  with a great burst against the run not afraid to make a tackle. When he makes an INT, he has the jets to gain plenty of yards.

His vision acceleration ,elusiveness lower body strength in the return game are very noticable. Full speed runs thru and around  would be tacklers to put his team in good field position.

Can see his track and field experience the right coaching staff or organization should be able to harness this young man’s talent.

See him as a Nickel or Slot CB and ST ace as a pro.  Glad to be able to shine a spotlight on this exciting, fast, hardnose local DB. With the right exposure and a consistent senior season very well could be fighting for a roster spot this time next year .

Report Composed by,

Matt Anzio  follow me @MattAnzio77 on twitter or Email me at [email protected]

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