Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Tyrel Dodson

Outside linebacker
School: Texas A&M | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 237 | 40: 4.61 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.68
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Undersized, very athletic pursuit linebacker who makes plays in every direction of the field. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and displays terrific speed and burst in both a straight line and laterally. Makes plays in space, easily runs down ball carriers in the open field and effectively tackles in the open field. Quick and explosive. Plays with suddenness and flashes on the scene. Fluidly backpedals in reverse, gets depth on drops and reads and diagnoses the action well.
Neg: 
Occasionally shows hesitation. Easily blocked from the action or disrupted from his angle of attack by a single opponent. Turned in somewhat disappointing results last season after a tremendous sophomore campaign.
Analysis: 
Dodson is a run-and-chase linebacker who combines athleticism and explosion to make plays everywhere on the field. He offers possibilities as a three-down defender but must smooth out the rough edges of his game and, more importantly, improve on what was a terrific season in 2017.