Dawson revealed in a pre-draft diary entry for USA Today that the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs all have arranged visits with him. That's a lot of activity for the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Dawson could play inside or outside linebacker at the next level, and has a reputation for being especially stingy against the run.
"I think he pulled up at the end. I thought he slowed down a couple of yards before the end," Mayock said at the time. "There was something weird about that."
Concern over Dawson's character and speed could be good news for an NFL club hoping to get him at a bargain slot in the draft. Dawson, for his part, noted in the diary that he plans to repeat his combine testing at TCU's pro day on March 27.