BIO: Four-year starter and first team all-conference selection as a senior. Used at both offensive guard and tackle for the Citadel.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized lineman with a good amount of upside for the next level. Sets with a wide base, blocks with forward lean and jolts defenders with a punch of his hands. Stays square, slides laterally and controls opponents once engaged at the point. Displays strength and power in his upper body.
NEGATIVES: Not light on his feet or effective on the second level. Tends to get tall and not a natural knee-bender.
ANALYSIS: Dawson's frame gives him the advantage of improving on the natural strength he already possesses. Must learn to play with leverage and work harder to stick in the NFL.