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2015 NFL DRAFT

Dakota Dozier, OG

School: Furman  |  Conference: SOUTH
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: West Columbia, SC
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 313 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
10363-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.293.061.8823 248'5"4.898.14
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Well-proportioned, athletic-looking, muscular frame. Exhibits light feet, a fluid kick-slide, and is a natural bender. Gets good arm extension to keep defenders out of his chest, and utilizes his lower half well to establish leverage on contact and absorb the power rush. Quick off the snap as a run blocker, and gets off the line and into the hole swiftly when asked to trap or pull. Shows good awareness on the move and does a good job of utilizing active hands to hold sequential defenders at bay and maintain course through contact. Can break down and change direction rapidly and exhibits impressive body control to maintain balance in tight spaces, particularly when firing through the line to the second level.

WEAKNESSES: Will over-extend off the snap, or simply set his feet too early in pass protection leaving him susceptible to being stood up and pushed back, or swatted to the side. Gets too far out and over his feet at times on the move, and will whiff or drop his head as a result. Appears to possess some natural power but it doesn't consistently show up on contact. Played mostly tackle at Furman but may need to move to guard due to lacking ideal length to play tackle at the next level.

COMPARES TO: Jonathan Cooper, Guard, Arizona Cardinals - Dozier's "plus" athleticism and movement skills are extremely impressive for a big man, and may remind some of last year's seventh overall pick Jonathan Cooper. Dozier's limited experience against high-level competition and very recent conversion to guard (Shrine Game) certainly differentiate him from Cooper in terms of draft value, but his upside could be massive and it wouldn't be surprising to see him gone by the end of round three.

--Derek Stephens (2/5/14)

Player Overview

An Associated Press FCS First Team All-American selection in 2013 and a unanimous three-time all-league selection in his career at Furman, Dozier started 44 of the 45 games he played in and paved the way for three consecutive 1,000-yard rushers from 2011 to 2013, and served as the team captain as a senior.

Dozier's athleticism and movement skills are some of the most impressive in this year's class of O-linemen, but he has some room to grow in terms of technique and will need to be prepared to play with better physicality if he's to have an immediate impact at the next level.

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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: NEW YORK JETS: Round 4/137 -- Dakota Dozier, G, 6-4, 313, Furman...Dozier played at FCS Furman but has big-time measurables. He was a four-year starter at left tackle before moving to guard for the East/West Shrine Game. The Jets took a similar player last year in Brian Winters, a four-year starter at Kent State who struggled in transitioning from left tackle to guard. Fortunately for Dozier, he likely won't have to contribute right away with Winters and Willie Colon ahead of him, but a solid first season -- even of the redshirt variety -- could put him in line to start in 2015. - The Sports Xchange
 

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