Dennis Dixon Scouting Report

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Dennis Dixon Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: Oregon Ducks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #10
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 200 lbs.
Drafted 5.21 in 2008 by PIT

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon

Dixon is a phenomenal athlete who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves to play outfield in their organization. Dixon came into 2007 fighting with Brady Leaf for the starting quarterback position at Oregon; half a season later, he was the leading candidate for the 2007 Heisman trophy until he tore his ACL and ending his season. Dixon is a dual threat quarterback and threw for 2,974 yards in 9 games while completing nearly 68% of his passes, throwing for 20 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions; as well as rushing for 583 yards and 9 touchdowns. Dixon has a rocket arm and can throw any pass in the NFL. He has adequate accuracy and leads receivers well; he also has good ball fake skills and handles the ball well minimizing turnovers. Dixon has great speed for the quarterback position and will run for chunks of yardage if there are no receivers open downfield. He may struggle to pick up an NFL playbook, just because he has played in a spread offense in college, which does not lend itself to evaluating pro quarterback prospects. When flustered, Dixon has a tendency to lose the strike zone and does not show a lot of touch or accuracy on deep balls. Dixon also lacks bulk at 6'4" and 195 pounds. Although, he has created some buzz through his Heisman website, which he has used to track the progress of his rehabilitation from knee surgery. Dixon has still not been able to run for teams, but has worked out for them and impressed them with his accelerated recovery. Dixon will be a late round prospect by a team who doesn't have an immediate need at the position.

Last Updated Apr-16-2008 by Dustin Claussen

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