TSV Scouting Department

Ahmad Dixon

Report Prepared By John Harris

Breakdown:

#6
Class: Senior
Height: 5'11 1/3"
Weight: 205 lbs.
School: Baylor
Bio:
  • Moved to safety from nickelback/“Bear” in 2013
  • First-team AFCA All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2013)
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2011, 2012)
  • 2013 stats:  81 tackles, two TFL, one INT, one forced fumble and six Passes Broken Up

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Dixon accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • The former Bear looked like a fish out of water in coverage throughout the week.  Wyoming WR Robert Herron turned him around on a double move early in the week during 1-on-1s.  Then again, Herron did that to everyone he faced.
  • Against tight ends, Dixon fared a little better and he competed hard against every WR/TE he faced.  But, it became clear that he's limited in coverage, even though he hits like a mack truck.
  • Dixon finished Saturday's game with four tackles for the North squad.

Report

Although Dixon had a tremendous season at safety for the Bears, it was his first year at that position.  He flipped positions with Sam Holl and moved from nickelbacker to safety.  From a playing style standpoint, not much was different.  He was active vs. the run, lit guys up across the middle but showed better than expected coverage skills in a pass happy Big 12
 
He's an unrelenting hitter in the secondary and that's not always a good thing.  He plays out of control to a point where he can be a detriment on the field.  He's confident, almost to a fault, but the Senior Bowl will be a major test as to whether he can show the range to play in the middle of the field.  He may also show that he can only excel as a "box safety".