UDFA LB Tavarus Dantzler Can Be Versatile Tool in Green Bay Packers Defense

May 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Linebacker Tavarus Dantzler out of Bethune-Cookman could become a key contributor for the Green Bay Packers on the inside and the outside in 2015. Though the undrafted rookie will face a daunting task trying to make the final roster, that versatility could be his ticket in.
The 6'2", 240-pound rookie played as an outside linebacker in Bethune-Cookman's 4-3 defense, where he had 175 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, five pass breakups, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
However, he could be a candidate to move inside for Green Bay given his athleticism, size and ball skills as well as contribute to the pass rush off the edge on passing downs. 
Along with his size, Dantzler brings coverage ability to the table. He ran a 4.66-second 40-yard dash at his pro day, per NFLDraftScout.com, and is a hard-hitting tackler in space. 

Dantzler met with the Packers in a predraft visit before signing, per Wes Hodkiewicz of...

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