BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior-year totals included 32/4/3 after 32/5.5/3 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Strong, thick-bodied lineman who could be used at defensive tackle or as a two-gap end. Plays with good pad level, powerful on the inside, and doubled by opponents. Holds the point and flashes the ability to bull-rush opponents off the ball.
NEGATIVES: Must develop more moves with his hands and too easily locked up at the point. Not quick locating the ball. Has struggled with inconsistent play.
ANALYSIS: Dykes is a powerful interior plugger who flashes ability. He has not shown the consistent effort necessary to be anything other than a part-time backup at the next level.