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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Baylor SS Ahmad Dixon

03.31.14 at 9:58 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Ahmad Dixon (AP)

Ahmad Dixon (left) is a hard-hitting safety who showed some positional versatility during his time at Baylor. (AP)

AHMAD DIXON

Position: Strong safety

School: Baylor

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 212 pounds

Achievements: 2013 Sporting News, AFCA first-team All-American, 2013 unanimous first-team All-Big 12, 2012, 2011 All-Big 12 honorable mention

What he brings: Dixon has solid speed and good size for his position, and he’s known as an aggressive tackler. Analysts note that he needs to work toward a better vision and understanding of the game. At the scouting combine, he was timed at 4.64 in the 40-yard dash, 7.54 in the 3-cone drill and 12.01 in the 60-yard shuttle. He improved on all three numbers at Baylor’s pro day on March 19, producing a 4.52 dash, a 7.28 3-cone and an 11.16 shuttle.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 3-5

Notes: Dixon was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a man who Dixon believed broke into his house. He was cleared of the charges by a grand jury in December. … Dixon was ejected from a game and suspended from half a game during the 2013 season after he was called for targeting during Baylor’€™s contest against TCU on Nov. 30. Dixon played at nickelback during his sophomore and junior seasons before settling in at safety as a senior.

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ESPN.com: NFL combine is key for former Big 12 stars

DallasCowboys.com: Ahmad Dixon sees Williams like family, big brother

Video: Here is a video highlighting Dixon’s career at Baylor

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