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RB Anthony Dixon Scouting Report

RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
Pos. Rank: 5 Grade: 2nd Round Height: 6-0 1/2 Weight: 233 40: 4.67 Year: 4-Sr.

The Good: Large interior runner with vision and instincts. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and quickly finds the running lanes. Displays a burst of speed, keeps his feet driving up the field, and works runs hard. Grinds it out on the inside, resilient, and stays with the play, trying to pick up as much yardage as possible. Breaks tackles or picks up a lot yardage off initial contact. Falls forward when tackled. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.

The Bad: Not elusive ball-carrier who makes defenders miss or creates yardage. Average speed in his overall game.

The Verdict: Dixon is a hard charging ball-carrier who can be a featured runner at the next level. In many ways he reminds us of Michael Turner at this point in his career, and like the Atlanta Falcons ball-carrier, Dixon could eventually develop into a starter over time.

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