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Road to the Draft: Dwight Bentley

Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
5-foot-10, 182 pounds
Draft projection: Second or third round

Lowdown: Bentley, nicknamed Bill, is a small-school prospect who had a great post-season. He was a late add to the Senior Bowl and showed a physical style during practices for the all-star game at Mobile, Ala. Then he ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, fifth best among cornerbacks. He started 45 games for the Ragin Cajuns, who went 9-4 in 2011. He had seven career interceptions. He comes from a famous high school program in Palm Beach County, Fla. Bentley helped Pahokee High win two state titles in a three-year span. Also on the team was Janoris Jenkins, a first-round cornerback prospect this year out of the University of North Alabama. Baltimore Ravens star receiver Anquan Boldin is a Pahokee High graduate. Bentley has quickness and athleticism. The question for scouts is whether Bentley can be physical enough to excel in the NFL. 

---Mark Gaughan



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