Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Duke Dawson

Cornerback
School: Florida | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 197 | 40: 4.46 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.62
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned First Team All-SEC honors and tied for the team lead with four interceptions while making 34 tackles and breaking up nine passes in 2017. Earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Led the team with seven PBUs and posted 24 tackles (3.5 for loss), one interception and one forced fumble as a junior. Combined to record 24 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in his first two seasons at Florida.
Pos: 
Hard-working cornerback best facing the action. Displays good recognition and a solid head for the game and stays with assignments. Tracks the pass in the air and displays a good break to the throw and terrific hands for the interception. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, fires up the field and gives effort against the run. Shows a burst of closing and recovery speed and plays faster than his 40 time.
Neg: 
A bit slow out of his transition and loses a half-step to opponents off the line. Late to get his head around to locate the pass and tends to do a bit of face guarding. Seems to lose a sense of where he is on the field when his back is to the ball.
Analysis: 
Dawson was a consistent cornerback for Florida and has enough ability to play in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage at the next level.