The three-star defensive tackle Dalyn Wade-Perry verbally committed to Stanford over FSU, UCLA and others, making him the highest-ranked defensive lineman that Stanford as obtained thus far in the 2017 recruiting year.
The Pope John XXIII High School product from Englewood, New Jersey stands at 6’3” and weighs in at 341 pounds. He is ranked 21st among his position and is brutal on the bull rush. He can use his raw power in size to simply plow over centers and guards. However, he is not a one-trick pony, displaying a nasty spin move at a Nike football camp against top level talent offensive linemen.
He has great height and weight to push people around in the interior and gets to the quarterback consistently. When he does not get the sack, he affects the throw and keeps the passer looking to his check down. The thing that stood out to me on film is Wade-Perry’s great vision and read on plays. He plays his gap and man while refusing to over pro sue on a play. He rarely gets caught up in the flow of down blocks or comes too far out on the edge to make a play on the inside run.
While his measurable talent is great, his vision and dedication to gap control are what could make him a special player. It is also what could help him see solid field time early in his collegiate career.
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