Silas Dzansi NFL Draft

Silas Dzansi

  • OT Virginia Tech
  • Senior
  • #429
  • 6'5"
  • 325lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

Prospect Summary

Silas Dzansi 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Last name is pronounced JAN-zee
  • Graduated in 2021 with a degree in criminology 
  • Spent 2016 at Fork Union Military Academy before joining the Hokies in 2017 

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Spread
  • 2022 projected role: Starting LT

Pros: Silas Dzansi is a first-off-the-bus lineman with a massive frame and exceptionally long arms. He showcases the power expected for a player of his stature, demonstrating the ability to create displacement as a run blocker in drive-block situations. He has devastating power in his punch when he’s able to get it timed and located. While he’s primarily played right tackle for the Hokies, Dzansi has also seen game action at left tackle, left guard, and right guard. From a size and power standpoint, there’s a lot to like about Dzansi and he’s expected to be the Hokies’ starter at left tackle in 2022. 

Cons: Silas Dzansi lacks ideal footspeed, bend, and technique. He is slow out of his stance and his lateral movement skills are disappointing while lacking flexibility. He has poor control of his frame and has a tendency to get top-heavy and fold at the waist. His punch timing is poor, often catching more than striking. There is no consistency with his punch timing or location. His footwork in pass protection needs to be overhauled. His base tends to narrow, his heels get clicky, and there is no smoothness about his footwork in his kick-slide. His inability to play with good bend takes away from his functional strength. Dzansi will turn 25 before the start of his rookie season and needs notable technical work with underwhelming movement skills and body control.

Silas Dzansi NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino