Dawson Deaton
Center from Texas Tech 2021 Draft Profile
Dawson Deaton
Height
6-6
Weight
310 lbs
College
Texas Tech
Position
C
Class
Senior
Home town
Frisco TX
69/100
Player Rating
12
PositionRank
5.15
FortyYD Time

Dawson Deaton C Texas Tech Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Quick off the snap. Naturally light on his feet and flashes good flexibility and balance. Good straight-line speed in getting to the second level and the ability to adjust to defenders.
  • Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
  • Has the agility, technique, and size to contribute early in his professional career. Quick, active hands to latch on to defenders.
  • Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.
  • Anchors against larger defenders in the middle; resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center when uncovered.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
  • Quick-footed with smooth movement skills to cover a large area. Rangy with above average lateral ability. Bursts off the snap and sets up quickly with little wasted motion.
Weaknesses
  • Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
  • Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
  • A short-area blocker with limited range and doesn't consistently get to the second level. Will play undisciplined at times, especially in space. Lacks a finishing attitude.

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