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Landon Dickerson 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Name: Landon Dickerson
Weight: 333 lbs
Arm Length: 33 1/4”
Overall Rank: No. 31 overall
Position Rank: OC1
Strengths: A two-year starter at Alabama after a transfer from Florida State, Dickerson is a smart, tough, high-character anchor on the offensive line. A former high school offensive tackle, he has experience at guard and center at the college level and was the nation’s best snapper in 2020. Dickerson has a monster build for the middle of the line with great power that he uses at will to pancake and flatten defenders. He goes out looking for trouble as a blocker and seeks contact. And while his athleticism may be average, his poise and vision make up for his lack of quickness in space. He has the length and body type to handle head-up nose tackles and the poise to be effective against quick penetration off his shoulders. Dickerson, if healthy, is NFL ready and is scheme versatile from the middle of the line.
Weaknesses: An ACL tear suffered in the SEC Championship Game will delay the start of Dickerson’s career. He previously tore an ACL during his true freshman season (2016), suffered an ankle injury (2017) after four games and finally played just one game in 2018 due to ankle issues. Limited experience and the run of injuries must be vetted hard. He doesn’t flash elite athleticism at the second level and relies on timing and length for reach blocks. That could cause issues in the NFL.
What I Love: Dickerson transfered from Florida State to Alabama and became a team leader and captain. His football IQ, toughness, and work ethic are elite.
NFL Comparison: Erik McCoy
Position Specific Traits:
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Run Blocking: +++
Pass Blocking: ++