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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon Dixon, CB

School: Northwest Missouri State  |  Conference: MAIAA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Margate, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 203 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
239307

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.402.501.5617 32 1/29'9"4.277.15
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- -10'00"--

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Excellent size/speed combination for the position. Plays very physical off the line with thick frame to handle press coverage. BCS-caliber prospect who played D-II ball due to poor grades.

WEAKNESSES: Low level of college competition a significant concern. Twice failed to qualify academically to play at a BCS program; will he have the dedication & focus to study complex NFL schemes? Questionable instincts and poor ball skills. Struggles to locate the ball.

Player Overview

A Florida native, Dixon was recruited out of high school by Kansas State but failed to qualify academically. After playing two years at Joliet Junior College along with his brother, Dixon again failed to make good enough grades to accept a scholarship at a BCS school and instead matriculated to Missouri to play for the perennial Division II powerhouse.

After earning third team Division II All-American honors as a junior, Dixon opened his senior season by limiting NFL Draft prospect Jeff Janis to 49 yards on three catches in the opener. He went on to dominate for the eventual D-II national champions, earning first team All-American honors.

Dixon is an interesting player in that he clearly has the physical traits of a BCS prospect with excellent size and speed that translate well to the press-cover skills teams are increasingly valuing in the NFL. He was credited with a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine - the fifth-fastest of all cornerback at the event.

But having played in Division II after twice failing to qualify academically, Dixon will have to make a significant jump in competition to prove he can succeed in the NFL. He also must vastly improve his recognition and ball skills, as right now he lacks instincts and technique that will make it difficult to be anything more than a developmental prospect.

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 6/195 -- Brandon Dixon, CB, 5-11, 203, Northwest Missouri State...The Jets added another raw cornerback in Dixon, who has elite speed (a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine) and fine size. But he had just one interception last season, down from five in his first season at Northwest Missouri State, and it remains to be seen how smoothly the Division II player will transition to the NFL. - The Sports Xchange
 

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