Ahmad Dixon (SS), Baylor
6’0” | 212 lbs.
70 tackles, 1 INT, 6 PD
What scouts are saying:
"Box safety possessing the physical talent to compete in the NFL and even earn a starting job eventually if he can stay focused, commit to a playbook and hone his eyes. Should be able to factor readily on special teams. Coverage limitations will leave him vulnerable and would be best in a very simple scheme." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Extremely fast downhill and loves to get his hands dirty in the run game, striking through his target with strong hands to finish. Dixon has an accurate first step with the quickness and range to play both sidelines with an alert, active mentality. Displays the feet and overall body coordination to hold up on an island if needed." (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)
"Dixon has good instincts and is always around the ball. He is a physical player and could be prone to penalties in the NFL. Dixon held his own at the Senior Bowl and ran surprisingly quickly at the Combine. That performance in Indianapolis opened some eyes." (WalterFootball.com)
Fit for Bears:
The safety position is one of the Bears' weakest position and Phil Emery will likely use the draft to add some depth. Chris Conte, who's in his final year under contract with the Bears, will be out 4-5 months after undergoing shoulder surgery in March. Although Dixon is projected in the fourth or fifth round, he is still one of the top strong safeties in the draft. Depending on how the board falls, it's possible that Dixon could still be a Bear — this time in Chicago, not Baylor.