Johnny Dixon
Johnny Dixon  CB  Penn State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Johnny Dixon
Height
5-11
Weight
188
College
Penn State
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Tampa, FL
79.4/100
Player Rating
41
PositionRank (DB)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
21
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
26
Sol tackles
20

Johnny Dixon CB Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Johnny Dixon CB Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (48%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 188 (30%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (24%*) Arm: 29 1/2 (12%*) Span: 72 (32%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (48%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (48%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 188 (30%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (24%*) Arm: 29 1/2 (12%*)
Span: 72 (32%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (48%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 79.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
82%
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QB Rating When targeted: 66.3
Tackling:
55%
Run Defense:
63%
Coverage:
72%
Zone:
71%
Man/Press:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th
Overall Rank: #190 Position rank: #41
College Games: 52 College Snaps: 1779
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jakorian Bennett - Maryland
87%
Jack Jones - Arizona State
87%
Cameron Brown - Ohio State
86%
Draft Profile: Bio
Johnny Dixon from Chamberlain High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Dixon opted to join South Carolina.

In 2019 as a freshman Dixon saw action in 8 games and played a total of 105 snaps at cornerback for the Gamecocks. He recorded only 2 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop. In coverage Dixon notched up no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 77.9.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 10 games and logged 555 snaps for the Gamecocks. He made 32 tackles, 3 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 81.1.

After season's end Dixon transferred to Penn State where as a junior for the Nittany Lions in 2021 Dixon played in 10 games and took part in 203 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He chalked up only 8 tackles, 2 assists, and added 4 stops. In the secondary Dixon forced 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 74.6.

In 2022 as a senior Dixon saw action in 12 games while playing 419 snaps. He logged 18 tackles, 2 assists, and made 8 stops. In coverage Dixon had 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and surrendered an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 43.9.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Dixon saw action in 12 games while playing 497 snaps. He logged 20 tackles, 3 assists, and made 10 stops. In coverage Dixon had one pass breakup, one interception, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 77.9. He also chalked up 9 total pressures, and 5 sacks on the season
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Dixon also does a nice job breaking down in space as a tackler after the catch.
  • He’s tall-framed with long arms to match. With his powerful hands, straight-line speed, and fluidity in his hips, turning and chasing downfield shouldn’t be a problem.
  • Instinctive, adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, and strong in zone coverage.
  • Flashes good ball skills. He has the fluidity and change-of-direction ability to mirror quicker receivers underneath.
  • Has the quick feet to mirror receivers underneath. He also has the fluid hips and top-end speed to turn and run downfield. Dixon shows good awareness when dropping into zone coverage, with good route recognition and the ability to break quickly and cover a lot of ground.
  • Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Might not be the kind of pure shutdown corner that the top prospects in this draft have the skill set to become, but offers scheme versatility and the ability to slide inside and cover the slot.
  • The majority of the time last season, Dixon was able to physically overwhelm opposing receivers early in the down, a scenario that won’t play out as often against NFL receivers.
  • He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Dixon is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.

Johnny Dixon percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Johnny Dixon (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
167.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
46.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.