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Dalton Risner | Tackle

Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 308

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Kansas State redshirt senior T Dalton Risner has accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Risner (6'5/308) has been a favorite of analytical websites since he enrolled at Kansas State, particularly Pro Football Focus. They note that the senior tackle has allowed just 27 pressures in his four years as a starter with the Wildcats, and that's over 3,230 snaps. Risner is going to have to play on the right side -- some believe he fits better at guard -- but his production in the Big 12 is impossible to ignore. Nov 21 - 6:07 PM

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline gives Kansas State redshirt junior T Dalton Risner a sixth-to-seventh round grade coming into the 2018 season.

Pauline lists Risner as a guard prospect, meaning that he believes that he'll need to move inside at the next level. That's not necessarily a common belief, as Pro Football Focus has graded him as the top tackle in the draft -- analytically, of course -- and he's had some first-round projections in recent (and way too early) mock drafts. "Risner is quick, relatively mobile and shows ability blocking in motion," Pauline writes. It'll be interesting to see how the redshirt junior's stock shapes up as the season progresses.
Aug 26 - 1:45 PM

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs' projects Kansas State redshirt junior T Dalton Risner to be selected at No. 14 in his latest mock draft.

Risner is the third offensive lineman drafted in this scenario, behind Alabama's Jonah Williams and Washington's Trey Adams. Crabbs seems to be higher on this offensive line class in general and says Risner is "versatile" with a "solid foundation." He also mentions his "skills as a puller" a potential good fit in offense like the Tennessee Titans. Risner also received the highest grade among all tackles last season according to Pro Football Focus' numbers. A strong 2018 should solidify his standing as one of the top offensive lineman in the draft.
Aug 22 - 8:21 PM

Pro Football Focus grades Kansas State redshirt junior T Dalton Risner as the top tackle in the 2019 draft.

Risner has been an elite blocker according to PFF, earning a 91.3 grade in 2017. Ranked behind Risner in the top five are Alabama's Jonah Williams, Oklahoma's Bobby Evans, Clemson's Mitch Hyatt and Wisconsin's David Edwards. PFF notes that Risner is "one of the most technically-sound offensive linemen in this class." There are concerns about him as a pro prospect -- PFF admits he hasn't faced elite competition while with the Wildcats -- but he's an analytical darling who will likely go (relatively) high because of his strong numbers.
Aug 17 - 8:51 PM

Per Pro Football Focus, Kansas State redshirt junior T Dalton Risner posted an overall grade of 91.3 during the 2017 season.

No returning offensive tackle graded out better than Risner last year. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder has extensive starting experience at both center and right tackle. He earned first-team All-Big Ten recognition from a number of outlets -- including conference coaches, ESPN, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus -- for his work at the latter position in 2017. Earlier this offseason, the Worldwide Leader's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Risner as the No. 5 underclassman tackle prospect in the prospective 2019 draft pool.
Jul 4 - 12:44 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Kansas State redshirt junior T Dalton Risner as the No. 5 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

Risner (6'5/300) has excelled at two positions along the line in his collegiate career. After taking a redshirt as a freshman, he bolted out to make 13 starts at center in 2015. Kansas State HC Bill Snyder and staff then decided to shift him over to right tackle. Lo and behold, he crushed that transition in short order, once again starting 13 games during the past season. At the end of the season, he was named a First Team All-Big 12 performer by the coaches, ESPN, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 01:57:00 PM