Photo of Dakota Dozier
Grade
5.36 ?
  • 5.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 24.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team AP FCS All-American. First-team All-Southern Conference. Started all 14 games. 2012: Third-team AP FCS All-American. First-team All-SoCon. Started 9 games. Missed 2 games (knee). 2011: Second-team All-SoCon. Started all 11 games at LT. 2010: Started at LT in 10 of 11 games. First freshman to start on O-line since 1996. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Played OT, DT, and DE. All-Region, All-Area in South Carolina.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding overall body mass and thickness, especially in the lower body. Strong power base with a very stout anchor. Locks down and dominates lesser competition in pass protection (pancake machine). Plays with vinegar and finishes blocks. Rose to the occasion vs. better competition (see LSU). Plays with good knee bend and generates movement off the ball. Experienced, four-year starter.

Weaknesses

Raw technician. Footwork is not clean. Shuffles instead of kicksliding and can get overextended attacking defenders. Carries his hands low and does not replace them. Oversets and gives up inside counters. Rolls slowly to the second level under control and can be beaten to the block point by speed. Can get complacent and play down to the competition level.

Bottom Line

Small-school college left tackle best suited to kick inside in the pros. Has the girth and enough athletic ability to compete as a guard or center and ornery football disposition desired in the trenches. A tough, gritty, road grader capable of paving the way in the run game, Dozier will require some technique refinement in pass protection, yet possesses clear starter potential with continued development. Draft status could ascend if he proves he can play center.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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