The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are just the two latest teams to show an interest in small school standout LB Tavarus Dantzler, per FootballInsiders.com. Dantzler played college football at Bethune-Cookman and is starting to garner some attention from several NFL teams and might make his way onto team's draft boards in the late rounds due to some exceptional workouts as of late.
Dantzler, standing at 6-foot 3-inches and 240 pounds is touted for his speed, agility and ball skills for a linebacker. Although playing in a 4-3 defense in college, experts are suggesting Dantzler could be a inside linebacker, as well as rush the passer off the edge in sub packages.
Dantzler seems like one of those players who has something to prove, and you can't overestimate what that means to an individual just trying to thrive at the pro level. Dantzler could be a backup LB across the board at all 4 positions, as well as a demon on special teams.
Take a look at the prospect in the YouTube video below. Although playing against lesser competition than most NFL prospects, Dantzler has the athleticism and ability most NFL teams would love to have on their roster.