Dixon had outstanding career at Louisiana Tech where he even held the FBS touchdown record for a few days – before Navy QB Keenan Reynolds re-claimed it. The four-year starter displayed tremendous consistency over his college career. Arguably the best receiving threat out of the backfield in this year’s RB class, Dixon has been gaining steam leading up to the draft. He is even a possible draft option for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.
Name: Kenneth Dixon
College: Louisiana Tech
Projection: 3rd-4th Round
Comparison: Chester Taylor
Strengths: Solid size and has added muscle to his frame. Good speed and can gash for large chunks. Can cut and change direction in the open field and make defenders look foolish on occasion. Extremely tough running style. Not afraid to lower the shoulder and runs hard showing no fear. Rarely got hurt. Featured in the passing game and has good hands. Plays to the whistle and enjoys hitting people. Passion for the game. Noted team leader.
Weaknesses: Only moderate height to weight ratio. A little high-cut and doesn’t have a bubble. Tends to run high and doesn’t drop his hips. Pigeon-toed runner. Not a pile pusher. Lacks explosive speed and agility. Has a propensity to dance and not show decisiveness behind the line of scrimmage. Will have to adjust to NFL competition in that regard. Faced almost exclusively marginal competition and struggled when facing power programs. Not overly intelligent and can let his emotions take him over.
Outlook: A highly productive prospect who got attention from larger programs but chose a small school. Has some physical limitations but has a rare on the field mindset which will be attractive to some teams. Production will lead some to overvalue him but will no doubt have a career as a reserve back in the NFL. Does a lot of things well but lacks a defining skill. He should be drafted somewhere in the 4th/5th round area, but his stock has seen an increase after the combine in a limited RB class.