Akeem Dent Scouting Report
Akeem Dent
Akeem Dent - Georgia (HT: 6-1⅛ - WT: 242)
Combine 40: DNP - Position Rank: 18 of 30

Positives: Extremely productive senior season in 2010, Georgia's leading tackler with 125 tackles while adding 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles... Has a stout frame and a strong lower body... Has a consistent motor, does not give up on plays until after the whistle is blown... Is a very hard worker and good leader, defensive teammates look up to him for his good work ethic and desire to make plays... Stepped up to a challenge from new inside linebacker coach Warren Bellin to be the leading tackler on the team this season, shows willingness to be a coachable player and to get better every year.

Negatives: Not particularly fast... Has some problems eluding blockers and getting through traffic, will get pancaked when eyes are locked in the backfield, does not protect legs very well against cut blocks... Needs to take better angles when moving laterally toward the ball carrier, lack of speed makes taking good angles a necessity... Missed some time prior to the start of the 2010 regular season after undergoing surgery on his foot after an "off-field accident," missed some games in 2009 as well... Not much of a threat in coverage, mostly a run-stopping linebacker, has not recorded a single interception in college... Lacks elite instincts, will get out of position and can be fooled by misdirection plays... Limited upside, is not a complete player at this point.

  239 136 103 12 2 0 0 0
2007 Georgia   36 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Georgia   46 27 19 3 0 0 0 0
2009 Georgia   32 13 19 ½ 0 0 0 0
2010 Georgia   125 69 56 2 0 0 0

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