NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ahmad Dixon

With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.

Background

Ahmad Dixon led a Baylor defense to a BCS Bowl. Although they got smoked by UCF, Dixon had an excellent senior season for the Bears. Perhaps the best strong safety in this draft, Clinton-Dix & Pryor are better fit to be free safeties at the next level.

Meausrements

- 6-0, 205 pounds

-  4.45 40-yard dash

Info

- Associated Press All-Big 12 Second Team

- All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches)

Strengths

- Great ball skills

- Good cover man

- Decent tackler

- Extremely confident

- Moves around the field fluidly

- Not afraid to make the big hit

Weaknesses

- Needs to keep his head up when tackling

- Commits to much in run support

- Was arrested with a misdemeanor in September

The Fit

If the Cowboys want to wait until day two or day three of the NFL Draft to draft a safety, Ahmad Dixon could be a player on their radar. He is an extremely good coverage guy for a safety. He will need to work on his ability against the run at the next level.

Scout Grade: 84/100

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Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Ahmad Dixon, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones

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  • Reid Hanson

    This is exactly the kinda guy I see the Cowboys targeting. A one dimensional coverage safety. We’re loaded with hitters but have no one to play centerfield.

    • Ryan Ratty

      Nice to see a comment from you, Mr. Hanson. But yeah, I definitely think the Cowboys go after this guy. If he is on the board near the Cowboys’ selection, they should trade up for him. Dixon’s value at that point is too much for the Cowboys to miss out on.

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