Scouting Report: Anthony Dixon
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Running Back Specific Categories
|Between the tackles||8||7|
|Outside the tackles||8||3.5|
Big, powerful back that takes on tacklers with ease. Solid between the tackles runner. A true downhill type. Can hit the crease and runs with a head of steam. Hard to bring down by a single tackler. Above average vision for a power back. Keeps his feet churning and doesn’t stop on impact. Always seems to fall forward when tackled, gaining the extra yard. Certainly not afraid of contact. A better pass catcher than given credit for. Does a nice job setting up the screen pass and has relatively soft hands. Keeps his eyes on the ball when making the catch.
Can get easily frustrated by stout defenses. Runs upright, even though he usually gets his pad level down upon impact. Not a threat to run outside of the tackles and speed is marginal. Not a home run hitter. Change of direction skills are marginal at best. Was arrested for a DUI at the start of the 2009 season and was suspended for the season opener. Conditioning is a concern as he has carried more weight on his body that you’d like you see.
Dixon is a pure “power back” in the NFL and could be a nice compliment to a speedy/small runner. Loves to run in short yardage situations. Dixon knows how to get the tough yards and would be a nice addition to a stable of running backs for an NFL team. There are concerns with Dixon’s character after a DUI arrest and also his conditioning as he’s been known to be heavier than you’d like. Also, Dixon has seen a tremendous amount of carries (910) in his career and with his running style, you have to wonder how long he’ll hold up….especially with his conditioning concerns.
Three year starter for Mississippi State.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-SEC.
Physical education major at Mississippi State.
Never missed a game due to injury.
Dixon was arrested for DUI at the start of the 2009 season.
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