Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process.
Position: Running Back
College: LA Tech
Weight: 212 lbs.
(Analysis of games vs. West Kentucky and Arkansas State)
Positives: Kenneth Dixon is all you want in a three-down back. He has great athleticism for the position with speed, acceleration and explosion. Dixon makes great cuts to make people miss and earn extra yards without losing much speed. He has great hands out of the backfield and is a threat to make plays in the run and pass game. Though he has average size, the speed he builds up gives him momentum when meeting tacklers. Dixon is a willing blocker in the passing game.
Concerns: Dixon's athleticism can also be a curse. He goes East/West too often, causing him to lose yards, and is always looking for the big play. Dixon took all of his carries from shotgun and pistol so he will need time to integrate into a pro system.
If drafted by Redskins: Dixon would make a good tandem with Matt Jones. He'd be able to alleviate some of the load on early downs and take over 3rd down duties. Both players can contribute in the run and pass game so it'd be easier to keep defenses guessing as to what they are doing.
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Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr
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