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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Furman OG Dakota Dozier

04.29.14 at 5:41 pm ET
By 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 is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Offensive guard

School: Furman

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 313 pounds

Achievements: 2013 AP FCS first-team All-American

What he brings: Projected as a better guard than tackle, Dozier has a good mix of power, strength and slide ability, making him a good puller. Dozier has a history of overextending, but he does possess excellent hands and lower-body strength. Dozier is a better run blocker than a pass protector.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3

Notes: Dozier started 44 out of 45 games while at Furman, mostly playing tackle. He was a team captain during his senior season. … At the NFL combine, Dozier ran a 5.42 40-yard dash and the 3-cone drill in 8.14 seconds.

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