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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