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2015 NFL DRAFT

Dwight Bentley, CB

School: La.-Lafayette  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pahokee, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 182 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
80112-3
2011 Season
Bentley was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection in 2011 after posting 71 tackles, including five tackles for loss. He added six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three interceptions. He returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, including a 38-yard "pick-six" against Oklahoma State. The Pahokee, Fla., native leaves Lafayette, La. with 232 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He has seven career interceptions and 20 pass breakups to his credit in 44 career starts.
2010 Season
Started 11 games at cornerback, missing the ASU game (ankle injury)...Ranked fourth overall, second among defensive backs, in tackles...Led all players in solo stops and was second in breakups...Made at least four tackles in 10 games...Collected an interception vs. MT and returned it 15 yards...Posted 1.5 tackles-for-loss and 0.5 sacks at NT...Made a career-high 10 tackles vs. FIU...Recorded three pass break-ups vs. #22 Oklahoma State.
2009 Season
2009 Honors: Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Bentley led all Cajuns defensive backs in tackles and ranked fourth on the team with 58 tackles...He tied for the team lead with three interceptions, while breaking-up five passes...Bentley, who had the sixth most interceptions in the Sun Belt, returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown vs. North Texas and produced a defensive extra point vs. Florida Atlantic...He ranked 35th in tackles in the SBC and had a sack, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble vs. Troy.
2008 Season
Played in all 12 games, starting the first 10 games at cornerback... Ranked sixth on the team in tackles... Recovered a fumble at NT that led to a Cajuns touchdown...Posted a career-high nine-tackles at NT...Had 39 tackles through the first seven games of the season, including 29 solo stops.
High School
Considered a shutdown cornerback in high school...Had six interceptions during senior year...Led all defensive backs with 25 tackles as a senior...All-Area First Team...All-State Second Team...Helped Pahokee High School win three Florida Class 2A state championships.
Personal
Born May 16, 1989...Son of Andrea Bentley.
 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 3/85 - Dwight (Bill) Bentley, CB, 5-10, 182, Louisiana-Lafayette...On the field, he's an aggressive, smooth-moving cover corner. He reminds them of Aaron Berry, who will probably be the starting right cornerback next season. - The Sports Xchange

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