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Landon Dickerson NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Philadelphia Eagles OL

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IApril 30, 2021

FILE - Alabama offensive lineman Landon Dickerson (69) is shown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, file photo. Dickerson was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team offense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
Vasha Hunt/Associated Press


HEIGHT:
 6'5 ⅝"

WEIGHT: 333

  

POSITIVES

—Barrel chest with lead-pipe arms, legs and well-rounded thickness throughout his frame.

—Elite play strength with cinder blocks for hands.

—Excellent mobility to achieve hip and ankle flexion, lower his pads, and get underneath defenders at the point of attack.

—Plenty of quickness to reach 0-techniques, shades and 2is in outside zone.

—Lines up backside 3-techniques on 'back blocks' with precision and square power.

—Pulls, locates and fits on second-level defenders with controlled aggression and thunderous power.

—Shows independent hand usage to create leverage in pass protection and thwart counter moves.

—Junkyard dog mentality and relentlessly aggressive through the echo of the whistle.

—Can play guard or center.

   

NEGATIVES

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—Could recognize complex three-plus-man-line games and blitzes quicker; came off late versus A&M to pick up the end looping inside, giving up a strip-sack.

—Extensive injury history all in his lower half.

  

2020 STATISTICS

—Averaged an overall blocking grade of 91.3 and 99.6 on assignments by the coaching staff; plus makes all of the calls for the offensive line.

   

NOTES

—Elected one of four permanent team captains.

—Named one of the team's three Outstanding Senior Scholars, given to the seniors with the highest GPA.

—Named the team's Most Inspiring Player.

—2020 Joe Moore Award winner, given to the nation's best offensive line unit.

—2020 Rimington Trophy winner.

—2020 unanimous All-American.

—2020 first-team All-SEC by the AP and coaches.

—2020 co-recipient of the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

—Suffered a torn ACL in the SEC Championship Game against Florida

Graduate transfer from Florida State in 2019 after having season-ending injuries in all three seasons for the Seminoles; suffered a torn ACL in his right knee (2016) as a freshman; suffered a right ankle injury (2017) that required season-ending surgery; suffered a left ankle sprain (2018) that he later reaggravated, missing most of the 2018 season.

   

OVERALL

Dickerson dominated SEC competition with his enormous build (6'6", 325 lbs), very good play strength, mental processing, refined technique and hustle. He executed every block you could want to see from a center, seamlessly slid over to left guard against Tennessee, and is a renowned leader and teammate. Dickerson's injury history is extremely concerning, but on and off the field, he is as good of a prospect as you can find.

   

GRADE: 8.7/10 (First round)

OVERALL RANK8/300

POSITION RANKIOL1

PRO COMPARISON: Travis Frederick

   

Written by B/R NFL Scout Brandon Thorn

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