Biography: Three-year starter who also saw extensive action with the first team as a freshman. junior. Posted career rushing numbers of 257/1391/12 as a senior when he also added 8 team receptions. Junior ground numbers included 197/869/7 after 1066 rushing yards as a sophomore.
Positives: Large interior runner with vision and instincts. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and quickly finds the running lanes. Displays a burst of speed, keeps his feet driving up the field, and works runs hard. Grinds it out on the inside, resilient, and stays with the play, trying to pick up as much yardage as possible. Breaks tackles or picks up a lot yardage off initial contact. Falls forward when tackled. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
Negatives: Not elusive ball-carrier who makes defenders miss or creates yardage. Average speed in his overall game.
Analysis: Dixon is a hard charging ball-carrier who can be a featured runner at the next level. In many ways he reminds us of Michael Turner at this point in his career, and like the Atlanta Falcons ball-carrier, Dixon could eventually develop into a starter over time.
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