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Dante Stills - DT West Virginia 2023 NFL Draft

Dante Stills - DT West Virginia

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Stills was a two-time first-team All-State selection at Fairmont Senior High School in West Virginia. He made 16 tackles (6.5 for loss with three sacks) in 12 games as a true freshman. Stills played in 12 games the following year and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors (25 tackles, 11.5 for loss with seven sacks). He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades in 2020 (35 tackles, 10.5 for loss with two sacks in 10 starts). In 2021, he ascended to first-team All-Big 12 status by leading his squad with 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 12 starts (36 total tackles, one interception). Stills' production dropped in 2022 (26 tackles, nine for loss, two forced fumbles), though he topped WVU with 4.5 sacks to again find himself on the first-team all-conference rolls. His brother, Darius, played for West Virginia and went undrafted in 2021. Their father, Gary, was a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999 and spent 10 years in the NFL.

Scouting Report

Stills lacks the girth of a 4-3 three-technique, the get-off of a 4-3 end and the two-gapping take-on of a traditional odd-front end. However, he has physical/play attributes that have allowed him to play in all three spots. Finding a fit for him will be paramount, but his quickness and agility will be valued in schemes employing gaming, active fronts. He can be a handful as a twisting interior rusher, but he needs to develop go-to rush moves to help create additional value in that area. Stills could find rotational reps as an odd- or even-front end with the ability to rush from the interior.

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