Dismukes has met with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons, and is meeting with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday night and Chicago Bears on Thursday.
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“They asked me to draw a play. That’s pretty generic by each team, asking you to draw your favorite play,” Dismukes said of his meeting with the Lions. “Inside zone, that was my favorite play. I like to run the ball.”
“This zone blocker is very alert to stunts, twists and blitzes. Do not let his adequate size fool you – he is a tough hombre in the Olin Kruetz (ex-Bears) mold,” Scout.com draft analyst Dave-Te’ Thomas said of Dismukes.
He is credited with 124 knockdown blocks and led all major college centers with a 90 percent grade for blocking consistency last season, along with 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and an even 100 knockdowns this year to earn consensus All-American recognition.
“He plays on his feet well and has the first step needed to chip and seal the linebackers shooting the gaps,” Thomas said. “He has the upper body strength to neutralize the bull rush and good balance along with proper hand placement, as he is quick to recoil and reset his hands. He has a very good feel for taking angles and comes off the snap low and with a wide base, doing a nice job of maintaining the rush lanes.”
Dismukes started every game played (49) at Auburn, the second-highest total in school history, and called Melvin Ingram the toughest defensive lineman he faced.
“He’s fast and quick and I was a freshman,” Dismukes said with a laugh.
Dismukes prides himself on his run blocking.
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