BIO: Three-year starter who posted 29/6.5/1.5 as a senior after a career high 64 tackles the prior season.
POSITIVES: Undersized tackle with possibilities as a three-technique lineman at the next level. Quickly gets off the ball with a nice first step, plays with excellent pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Fluid changing direction, effectively uses hand technique to stay off blocks and quick locating the ball.
NEGATIVES: Gets stood up at the line or handled by opposing tight ends. Easily knocked off his angle of attack and does not play with great balance.
ANALYSIS: More of an up-the-field run-stuffer, Dixon could be effectively used in a system that rotates its front four at the next level. Offers growth potential and should get consideration for a practice squad.