Dion Dawkins   #73 OT

Height: 6-5   Weight: 320   Age: 25

Born: 4/26/1994 Avenel , NJ

College: Temple

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Rahway HS [NJ]; Hargrave Mil. Academy [Chatham, VA]





Draft 2017

Pick No.63

Selected By: Buffalo Bills

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 31 (63)

Pick Analysis: Temple found a gem in New Jersey when picking up Dawkins. He actually earned starting assignments in two games as a true freshman (one at left tackle, one at right) before suffering a season-ending foot injury in game five. He came back to start 11 times on the left side in 2014, and then found a bit of trouble in March 2015 with fellow 2017 draft prospect Haason Reddick for an assault outside a Philadelphia nightclub. Dawkins wasn't suspended for that action, and served in a diversionary program (Reddick had his charged dropped). The next two falls, he played well enough to earn second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors in 2015 and first-team accolades in 2016 as the team's starter at left tackle.


Video Playlist

  1. Bills select Dion Dawkins No. 63 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 09:42 p.m.

    Former Bills defensive back Bryan Scott announces the Buffalo Bills selection of Temple guard Dion Dawkins in Round 2 with the No. 63 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade Dion Dawkins: B

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 09:40 p.m.

    NFL Media?s Bucky Brooks, Matt Money, and Lance Zierlein give Dion Dawkins a B draft grade.

  3. Mayock: Dion Dawkins is raw with a lot of upside

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 09:38 p.m.

    NFL Media's Mike Mayock breaks down the Buffalo Bills' pick of Temple guard Dion Dawkins No. 63 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  4. Dion Dawkins 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 3, 2017 at 06:30 p.m.

    Temple offensive tackle Dion Dawkins goes through workouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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