Landon Dickerson NFL Draft Overview
Landon Dickerson 2021 NFL Draft Profile
In the NFL, it takes a certain type of individual like Alabama’s Landon Dickerson to handle the rigor of being a center. Not only must they snap the ball, but they must have a strong command to neutralize the immediate threat of a defender coming at them with full speed. Dickerson has those intangibles that make him a valuable commodity despite an injury in the SEC Championship game. Dickerson played in the Southeastern Conference under the tutelage of Nick Saban.
Before taking control at Alabama, Dickerson was a high school standout that started his career in Tallahassee at Florida State. Over the past two seasons, Dickerson was a fixture on an offensive line that produced quality players in both the running and passing games. However, in the SEC Championship this past season, Dickerson suffered a knee injury. Though he did not play in the college football playoffs, he did record one memorable snap against Ohio State in the national championship to close his career as a champion. Dickerson was named a unanimous All-American in the 2020 season and won the Rimington Trophy for the nation’s best center.
- Excellent in pass blocking;
- Jumps off the line of scrimmage quickly;
- Excellent in run blocking;
- Quick feet;
- Fluid in movement;
- Very strong at opening up lanes.
- Heavy footing at times;
- Needs to control space;
- Lacks the ability to pull;
- Strictly a center;
- Lacks some athleticism.
Bottom Line on Landon Dickerson
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