Written by Joe Marino on January 6, 2015
Paul Dawson’s impressive senior season as a Horned Frog catapulted him from junior college transfer to one of the most intriguing linebackers in the 2015 class. The accolades piled up this season for Dawson as he was named First Team All-Big 12, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American. In his standout senior campaign, Dawson racked up 136 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six sacks and four interceptions.
Why Dawson Wins
An every down player, Dawson effectively plays against the pass and run while contributing his share of “splash” plays. With sound instincts, Dawson’s play recognition skills are excellent and he positions himself well to make plays. Often a step ahead, Dawson trusts what he sees and flows with conviction to the football.
When pursuing the ball, Dawson shows the effort and range needed to excel at the next level. He is aggressive (read more…)