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Andre Dixon (RB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    205 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Connecticut
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Overview

Dixon is a good-sized running back with marginal speed and acceleration through the hole. He fights for yards but needs to do a better job of running with a low pad level, especially inside. He takes too many solid shots to survive, long term, at the next level and lacks the power and bulk to run through tackles like he did in college. He will need a lot of work on pass blocking at the next level and often shows questionable ability to read blocks and anticipate holes opening up. There is enough to Dixon to make you think he may come off the board in the later rounds.


Strengths

Dixon is a tall running back with a muscular build. A warrior who keeps his legs churning and fights for extra yards. Uses an effective stiff arm to break tackles and has a knack for getting to the end zone. Possesses soft hands and is a weapon in the flat as a pass catcher.

Weaknesses

Does not have the speed to break long runs at the next level, and his lack of explosion will make it difficult for him to consistently hit holes. Runs a bit too high and takes too many big hits to be productive long term. Struggles to read his blockers and lacks the patience to let running lanes develop. He is a liability as a pass blocker.

Grade

3.3

 
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