Running a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, DeeJay Dallas is showcasing his talents at the highest level—at the perfect time. He has also picked up praise outside of his speed and athleticism, proving to scouts that he can truly be an ‘every-down back.’
In a conference call with State of the U, draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. didn’t even mention Dallas by name. While he doesn’t have the ‘hype,’ or a ‘first-round’ draft prediction—Dallas is proving to scouts that his skillset is dynamic and multidimensional.
A better time – 4.58 – for Miami RB DeeJay Dallas. He's one of my draft crushes.— PewterReport (@PewterReport) February 29, 2020
DeeJay’s versatility was made obvious to us from the very beginning of his career in Miami. Switching from wide receiver to running back under former-head coach Mark Richt’s offense, Dallas displayed soft hands and superb open-field vision in his 3-years with the Hurricanes—another aspect scouts are finally becoming aware of.
With Travis Homer receiving extended playing time as a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks (and praise from Marshawn Lynch or “Beast Mode”), there seems to be a window for DeeJay Dallas to make it onto the field in his first season. If the team he’s drafted by is the ‘right’ fit, Dallas seems to possess the skills and tools for a long-lasting career.
Marshawn Lynch hyping up Travis Homer: "I'm feeding off of you...You're inspiring me right now." pic.twitter.com/waQBaDgxrF— Parker Lewis (@ParkerLewisJR) December 31, 2019
Regardless, Miami fans will be glad to see one of the hardest-working Hurricanes in recent memory take the field on Sundays.