Height: 6-0
Weight: 235
40: 4.76
Year: 4Sr

Paul Dawson

School: TCU
Position: ILB
Bio: Junior-college transfer who led TCU in tackles the past two seasons. Senior totals included 136 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 6 sacks when he also intercepted 4 passes. Awarded All-America and all-conference honors while also being named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Junior totals included 91 tackles.
Positive: Instinctive and explosive linebacker who is a tremendous football player. Plays with a nasty attitude, viciously attacks runners and quick closing to the action. Agile, slides off blocks and displays outstanding skill in pursuit. Fast and forceful up the field, can bend off the edge on the blitz and plays with great explosion. Covers a lots of area, gets depth on pass drops and fast enough to cut off the corners from running backs. Rarely off his feet and quick moving to every direction of the field.
Negative: Lacks size and will be engulfed at the point of attack. Timed poorly at the combine and is not a foot fast athlete.
Analysis: Dawson was incredibly productive the two seasons he played for TCU and is a defender with outstanding instincts and anticipatory skills. Average size, foot speed and off-the-field issues will raise red flags but in the proper system Dawson can be a productive starter for a long time to come.

Updated 4/28
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