Dylan Horton
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Dylan Horton
Home town
Frisco, TX
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Dylan Horton DL/EDGE TCU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dylan Horton DL/EDGE TCU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #392 Position Rank: #72 (DL)
40 time: 4.55 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 279
Hands: 9 3/8 Arms: 33 1/8 Span: 79
Overall Rating: 73.0 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #72
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 1129
Draft Profile: Bio
After high school, Horton joined New Mexico.

In 2018 as a freshman Horton saw action in 10 games and played a total of 125 snaps at Edge Rusher for the Lobos. He recorded just 4 tackles, one assist, while adding 3 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Lobos in 2019 Horton played in 5 games and took part in 253 snaps for the Lobos. He recorded 18 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 13 stops. In coverage Horton made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 133.3. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 10 total pressures, and 4 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

After season's end Horton transferred to TCU where a junior for the Horned Frogs in 2020 Horton played in 8 games and played 111 snaps for the Horned Frogs. He recorded just 4 tackles, 2 assists while making 4 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 9 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Horton logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 518 snaps for the Horned Frogs. He also added 37 tackles, 6 assists, and 29 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 21 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Horton can also win going speed-to-power, with the leg drive to push blockers back.
  • He is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and Horton displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
  • His spin is his best move, tight and quick to the point that blockers don’t have time to react to it. His closing burst is outstanding.
  • With his combination of length and flexibility, he can bend and turn the corner around the edge, and he has the closing speed to finish the job.
  • A technician with a high motor, he has a variety of moves and displays exceptionally good hand use. Horton shows a strong finishing burst and has the power to hold at the point of attack as a run defender.
  • He’s best right now against the run, playing with a low pad level despite his relatively tall frame, and he has the violent hands to win at the point of attack.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Horton is so eager to get upfield that Horton often abandons responsibilities against the run.
  • Plays high and with poor balance and power. He’ll lose ground at the point of attack, and he doesn’t get the full benefit of his length.
  • He’s very much a work in progress with his hand in the dirt. Horton doesn’t play with ideal physicality, often failing to set the edge as a run defender.
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