BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors since his junior season. Averaged 44.7 yards on 67 punts last season, placing 26 inside the 20-yard line. Career-best punt is 66 yards.
POSITIVES: Consistent kicker with an accurate leg and the ability to place punts deep into opponent.s territory. Has a strong leg, can flip the field, and drives the ball off his foot. Gets hang-time on punts allowing coverage teams to get downfield.
NEGATIVES: Slow getting the ball off his foot. Inconsistent with his mechanics.
ANALYSIS: A strong-legged, steady punter, Dato is a smart and competitive prospect with ability for the next level. Must improve his touch-to-toe time and get the ball away quicker to have a chance.