The other day we talked about how stellar of a camp UDFA Safety D’Cota Dixon was having. Well, so far that hasn’t let up. The safety managed to pull down another INT in camp. The pass was intended for Mike Evans and would more than likely have been an end zone run had he caught it. Now, this doesn’t seem like big news until you learn a few things about the undrafted safety.
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Coming into the 2019 draft, the NFL scouts were reserved on his skill set at a professional level. While his mental fortitude, positive attitude, and perseverance were undeniable, his ball skills were noted to be lacking.
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein listed his strengths and weaknesses on his draft profile.
The fact that an undrafted safety has pulled down an INT on one of the leagues best receivers is a massive deal, especially when talent scouts weren’t impressed with him overall. If he continues his trends, he could very well find him the front runner for a very impressive underdog story to tell around a dinner table for years to come.