Scouting Report: Ed Dickson

Written by Rob Engle on April 22, 2010




Ed Dickson


Position: TE School: Oregon
Height: 6’4 1/8" Weight: 229 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.66

Overall Grade:

6.04

Draft Projection:

2nd-3rd Round Fringe


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 4
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 5
Potential 10 8.5


Tight Ends Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Blocking 8 4.5
Hands 8 7.5
Route Running/Separation 8 6
Red Zone Threat 8 5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very athletic tight end with good size. Natural hands catcher. Very fluid and a natural runner. Very good after the catch and is very elusive for a guy his size. Has the speed to be a vertical threat and stretch the middle of the field. Decent blocker. Maintained a 3.0 GPA in college. Has a lot of potential. Saw a lot of playing experience and became QB Jeremiah Masoli’s favorite target. Offers special teams upside.

Weaknesses

Isn’t as physical as you’d like to see. Gives good effort as a blocker but isn’t going to wow anyone and he can be soft at times. A little slow off the line. Kind of a lazy route runner. May be more of an athlete than a football player.

Analysis

Dickson is almost a really big wide receiver, and that’s the reason he was so successful at Oregon – because they split him out wide. He’ll give a good effort when blocking but he’s someone you want to give the ball to in the open field and let him make people miss. 2nd-3rd round prospect that may need to hit the weight room and show that he can be a physical presence.

Experience

26 consecutive starts at Oregon.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: 2nd team All-Pac 10.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Family and human services major at Oregon.

Injuries

No serious history of injuries.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2009 42 551 13.1 36 6
2008 35 508 14.5 45 3
2007 45 453 10.5 46 3
2006 4 45 11.3 16 0



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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.