Ahmad Dixon Scouting Report

AHMAD DIXON – S – BAYLOR

Ahmad Dixon

Strengths:

Looks the part of a safety with a bulky build. Short but has long arms. A big hitter who can punish receivers across the middle. Flashes the ability to come down hard in run support and make the stop.

Weaknesses:

Stiff and linear athlete who struggles in coverage. Will get eaten up in man. Plays the man more often than he plays the ball. Big hits to defenseless receivers will lead to costly penalties in the NFL. Lacks range. Goes for the big hit too often and misses too many tackles. Lacks lateral agility and can be juked easily by quicker ball-carriers in the open field. Slow to react and often has difficulty finding the football. Was arrested for assault as a senior.

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Athleticism: 2.0
Instincts: 2.0
Coverage: 1.5
Run Support: 2.5
Ball Skills: 2.0
Intangibles: 1.0

Verdict: Hate him

Ahmad Dixon has limited upside in the NFL. He lacks range and is not a great athlete so he’ll struggle in coverage. Against the run he takes poor angles and misses too many tackles. Combine that with character concerns and it doesn’t look like he’ll ever be anything more than a journeyman.

Grade: 7th Round-UDFA

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