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Ahmad Dixon | Safety

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205

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Cowboys selected Baylor S Ahmad Dixon with the No. 248 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Dixon (6-foot, 212) made 38 starts for the Bears, earning first-team All-American accolades as a senior and finishing his career with four interceptions. He primarily played a linebacker-safety hybrid position, attacking downhill with aggressiveness versus the run. Although Dixon lacks elite athleticism (4.64 forty, 32-inch vertical), he's likely to be an asset on special teams and eventually in sub-packages. There is an outside chance Dixon could grow into an every-down strong safety. Sat, May 10, 2014 06:47:00 PM

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Baylor S Ahmad Dixon will attend the Senior Bowl.

Dixon is a big hitter who likely projects as a large safety/small linebacker in the NFL that can play closer to the box in nickel situations. his angles, awareness, and timing will be tested in passing drills.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Baylor S Ahmad Dixon totaled 10 tackles, one for loss, and a pass breakup in the school's 41-12 win over Oklahoma.

Dixon is a wild man on the field, showing good range and aggressiveness in a hybrid linebacker/safety role. He can be reckless, but Dixon is a thumper and will get a shot in a similar role in the NFL.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Baylor senior S Ahmad Dixon was arrested after beating up another man for allegedly breaking into his apartment.

The accusation apparently happened months ago, and after the man denied breaking into Dixon's apartment, the senior started punching him in the face. Dixon was arrested on Thursday and charged with misdemeanor assault. Baylor announced they will handle the situation internally.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:16:00 PM

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes defenses must develop more hybrid players to counteract up-tempo offenses.

"You're going to see this year more emphasis on the hybrid defensive player," Herbstreit said. "These offenses that go tempo, they're predicated on numbers in the box. [Alabama coach Nick] Saban can't get six defensive backs on the field on third-and-eight like he wants to. You have to run the same defense with the same personnel. You need versatility, guys who can be physical and run." And if your hybrid players can't slow down Bugatti-fast offensive tempo? Herbstreit warns of a scheme concocted by defensive coaches that may unfortunately become the new normal: "These guys are actually practicing faking injuries in practice."
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 12:48:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler warns evaluators to keep an eye on Baylor senior S Ahmad Dixon.

Dixon "has the athletic skill-set and aggressive nature to emerge as a surprise Big 12 prospect," Brugler tweeted. The Bears certainly aren't known for their defense, but Dixon is a two year starter as a combo nickel back and safety. That type of versatility will only help his evaluation.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 10:39:00 AM