2017 NFL Draft Profile
- NAME: Dustin Stanton
- POSITION: Tackle/Guard
- HT/WT: 6’6”, 305 lbs.
OSU Pro Day Results
- ARM LENGTH: 32.5”
- HAND SIZE: 9”
- WING SPAN: 79.75”
- VERTICAL JUMP: 30”
- BROAD JUMP: 118”
- BENCH PRESS 225 LBS: 18
- 40 TIME: 5.20
- 20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.64
- 3 CONE DRILL: 7.81
30 career starts at Oregon State
Dependability is arguably one of the most important characteristics you want in an offensive lineman at any level of football. In his time with OSU, Stanton demonstrated just that in an era when the O-line faced a lot unfortunate injuries. Along with stability, Stanton brings versatility and a strong intellect to this year’s pool of pro talent. Stanton earned Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honors three times and All-Academic Honorable Mention once during his time as a Beaver.
Stanton first came to Oregon State in 2012 as a tight end after playing that position (along with linebacker) for Lakewood High School in Marysville, Washington. Stanton used his redshirt that year and played tight end on the scout team. He then began the 2013 season listed as a tight end, but the coaching staff moved him to the offensive line to compensate for injuries within that position group. Stanton played in each of the Beavs 13 games in 2013 with most of that time coming from special teams.
In 2014, Stanton got his first start at right tackle at Stanford when regular starter Gavin Andrews was dealing with an ankle injury. He retained that spot for the final six games of the year. For the 2015 season, Stanton was one of the few consistent parts of the Beaver offense starting all 12 games. Each of those starts again came at the right tackle spot.
For his senior campaign in 2016, Stanton was chosen as one of the Beavers’ team captains. He again started each of OSU’s twelve games with three at right tackle and nine at the right guard spot. Stanton and OSU’s O-line (and a guy named Ryan Nall) led the offense to a program record 5.2 yards per carry in 2016.
In addition to participating in the Beavs’ pro day, Stanton participated in the Seattle regional combine back in March. His performance there was enough to earn workouts with the Saints, Seahawks, and Bengals. Stanton’s agent has also indicated that the Jets, Texans, Titans, and Bears have also shown interest. (per Oregon Live)
CBS has him listed as the number 46 offensive tackle prospect. ESPN, NFL.com, Fox, and CBS all project Stanton not getting drafted, but there’s a very good chance that he’ll sign as a free agent somewhere. His measurements and drill results are pretty middle of the road in most areas, so he’ll have to work hard in training camp for playing time when he does sign somewhere.
Stanton’s shown he’s got great ability to run block and he’s good at picking up blocks when he pulls on traps and sweeps. One area where he can improve a bit is pass blocking, as he can get a little too much weight going forward and in some cases just get overpowered by some of the more powerful DTs at the next level.
Of the teams that have shown interest in him, the one that immediately stands out is the Seahawks since they have an immediate need for depth at the tackle spot and Tom Cable seems to have a thing for coaching guys who can play multiple spots on the line, as of late.
Dustin Stanton’s “2017 NFL Draft Player Profile” is the sixth in our series chronicling Oregon State’s six NFL Draft prospects in the days leading up to Thursday night’s NFL Draft. Check out the other ones linked below.