PDA

View Full Version : David Dixon



Ferretsquig
06-22-2006, 11:01 PM
David Dixon, linebacker, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College – Dixon, who was one of the top-rated defenders in the junior college ranks, failed to qualify academically at Kansas State, but he is noted for his speed and athleticism, running in the 4.4 range, leaping between 42 to 44 inches in the vertical jump and bench-pressing over 450 pounds. He had 161 tackles, including a total of 43 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 8½ sacks and five blocked kicks, which gave him a total of 10 in just two years.

"He's the best athlete I have ever seen at this level", said longtime NFL scout Tom Marino of Dixon. "He's just not big into school work, but he has all the instincts, physical tools and natural talent to become a starting linebacker in the NFL one day."
Dixon just turned 21 years old this past February, so combined with his eye-opening workout numbers, impressive natural size (6-2, 245 pounds) and on-field talents, he should warrant a lot of consideration if he gains eligibility to July's draft.


(from miami herald)



Anyone ever seen this guy play? Hes obviously a bit slow....I think most 12 year olds could qualify academically for Kansas State. But that never seemed to stop nfl teams from drafting a guy.

_dan24
06-23-2006, 09:52 AM
(from miami herald)



Anyone ever seen this guy play? Hes obviously a bit slow....I think most 12 year olds could qualify academically for Kansas State. But that never seemed to stop nfl teams from drafting a guy.

4.4 slow???

You are just kidding though right?

Silverphin
06-23-2006, 09:55 AM
4.4 slow???

You are just kidding though right?

I think he meant academically slow.

PhinSoldia
06-26-2006, 12:54 PM
not necessarily slow...but just not interested in school knowing that he is a sure thing for the NFL...when you grow up with those kind of attributes...you have pro sports on your mind...not getting a degree in Law

Mike13
06-26-2006, 10:22 PM
Damn, he has talent.

Ferretsquig
06-27-2006, 09:55 PM
not necessarily slow...but just not interested in school knowing that he is a sure thing for the NFL...when you grow up with those kind of attributes...you have pro sports on your mind...not getting a degree in Law

Hes either mentally ill or has about a 5th grade education. You really have to be almost illiterate not to be able to qualify academically for a school like K State. And if he has somehow managed to convince himself hes an NFL calibre player simply because he can run fast then hes even dumber than that.

Boomer
06-29-2006, 04:53 AM
Those numbers on Dixon are hugely inflated. At his pro day, he was 2 inches smaller and ran a 4.8

Boomer
06-29-2006, 04:56 AM
In terms of academic skills, Dixon is a criminal justice major who struggles in exam environments which has hindered his progress.