Dion Dawkins
Round 2
Eventual Starter

Dion Dawkins

Offensive Tackle
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 314
  • 40-Yard: 5.11
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good size and strength. Plays with a nasty streak and likes to be physical. Has some snap in his hips on contact. Able to get movement with run blocks. Shows he can get to the second level. Has a strong punch in pass protection. Has good lateral agility, can mirror opponent and anchor.

Weak Points

Can get lazy with his technique and make some mental mistakes (a number of false starts vs Penn State). Will drop his hands at times. Has good lateral agility but doesn't always play with it.

The Way We See It

Dawkins has the talent to become a winning left tackle in the NFL. Has some mental and technique errors but all are correctable with coaching and alertness. He is a big, strong guy with good athleticism, strength and power. Has a lot of upside, just has to get rid of the mental mistakes and play to his ability. This is a classic example of a young man who needs to land with the right coaching staff. How he played at the Senior Bowl and how he interviews will be important. Solid second-round pick if everything checks out.