Dare Rosenthal

Dare Rosenthal

Measurements
  • Height
    6070
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
  • Weight
    290lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/2
  • Speed
    4.88
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
David Michels - Scout
Dare Rosenthal
  • Overall Rank
    213
  • Position Rank
    24
  • Position
    OT
  • Age
    22.5 Years
  • Team
    KENTUCKY

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2019 3 5 1 1 2 1.6%
2020 5 7 1 4 14 5.2%
2021 12 12 1 8 19 5.3

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Rosenthal has above the line HT and limited WT for the tackle position but makes up for it with his length. Was listed at 327 lb at Kentucky, but weighed-in at 290 during the Combine. His upper and lower extremities are relatively lean with some definition. Shoulders are round and muscularly defined. Hands are below-average size. His frame and playing size history suggests that he has room to grow and add substantial, meaningful WT.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Is new to playing the tackle position with only 3 years experience. Plays with an aggressive approach and looks for work. Patient in his pass sets and approach to defenders at the second level. Shows adequate effort when running out to defenders at the second level. Need to train habit of making him constantly drive his feet. Takes plays off when assignments are away from the ball, most likely to manage game stamina.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 4.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Rosenthal's AA is average given his playing WT. He has above-the-line speed (fastest OL 40 at the combine) with excellent SAQ. His relatively quick feet are on display while moving laterally on reach blocks and pulls. Adequate hip explosiveness is evident with his kick step and times when he fully gets his hips through drive blocks. Has inconsistent strength, however, as he has explosive upper body strength but is also constantly stalled once engaged at the POA. He has limited flexibility, particularly in his knees and hips, which impacts his ability to play at a low pad level.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 5.3

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Rosenthal's overall technique understandably needs refinement. His hands pack a punch, albeit being outside the opponent's numbers at times. Showed flashes of technically sound hand fighting in pass pro. Gets away with playing a higher pad level and has a lot of potential to add strength in his leverage. Needs to continue working on driving his feet after contact. Had a particular habit of widening his base, stopping his feet, and violently throwing his hands to push players away on out blocks rather than driving his feet to take them out -- players would easily work back inside or make the play if Rosenthal's hands missed. Had a knack for getting his hips around and walling players off to make running lanes. Needs to improve the angles that he takes for blocks at the second level. Anchor will naturally improve with an increase in strength.

  • Run Block
    6
  • Pass Block
    5
  • Strike/Punch
    5
  • Disposition
    5
  • Second Level Ability
    6
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    6
  • Footwork
    6
  • Anchor
    4
Grade 5.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Dare Rosenthal was a highly-touted DT in high school who made the switch to LT in college. He redshirted his freshman season at LSU, then proceeded to start in 8 of his 12 appearances the next two seasons. Missed time in 2020 after being suspended for "undisclosed team violations". He transferred to Kentucky in 2021 and started in all 12 games he appeared in, earning 3rd team All-SEC. Was a consensus 4-star prospect, ranking as the 24th best DT and 305th OVR prospect in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports. Rosenthal is an intriguing prospect who has the size and some of the physical tools teams are searching for in their tackles; however, he is incredibly raw and will need the help of a good OL coach to help him hone his craft. At this point in time, he is a developmental project with starting upside at LT, especially if he gets the right coach and can add on some muscle.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Georgia
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Held his own versus elite DL talent
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs Tennessee
  • Nov - 06 - 2021
  • 2x Hits, 1x Hurries, 3x Total Pressures, Struggled vs speed-to-power
Best Trait
Speed/Quickness
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