Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Dion Dawkins

Tackle
School: Temple | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 314 | 40: 5.08 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.92
Projected Round
2nd
Bio: 
Three-year starter at left tackle who earned First Team All-AAC honors in 2016. Started two of his first five career games as a true freshman before breaking his foot, an injury that ended his 2013 season.
Pos: 
Consistent three-year starter at left tackle who offers possibilities inside at guard. Athletic, quick and explosive. Agile, moves well about the field and nicely adjusts. Fires off the snap then quickly gets out to the second level. Nicely redirects to defenders on the move and displays skill blocking in motion. Keeps his head on a swivel, effectively picks up blitzes and shows a lot of ability in pass protection. Keeps his feet moving, slides off the edge and shows good lateral blocking range. Effectively uses his hands, getting them into defenders and correctly placing them before knocking opponents from their angle of attack. For the most part bends his knees and blocks with proper pad level.
Neg: 
Does not sink his butt at the line of scrimmage and tends to bend at the waist. Average run blocking strength and does not move opponents from the line. May struggle handling complex blocking schemes.
Analysis: 
Dawkins is a tough player and resilient personality who was a good lineman for Temple and showed continued progress in his game. He offers a good degree of upside and will eventually break into a starting lineup at the next level for a zone-blocking scheme.