BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection the past two years who broke into the starting lineup as a freshman. Senior-year totals included 58/16/6 after 25/5.5/4 as a junior. Served one year in prison after being convicted of statutory rape, a charge which was eventually overturned.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive lineman with good size. Plays with good pad level, quickly changes direction, and fluid moving about the field. Works his hands throughout the action, chases to get involved, and a leader on the field.
NEGATIVES: Marginal burst and speed. Slow finding the ball and poor instincts. Easily locked up by a single blocker.
ANALYSIS: Dixon has shown flashes the past three seasons, yet his game lacks consistency and he does not always play to his size. Must turn it up a notch for any chance of having a spot at the next level.