Draft Profile: Ed Dickson

NAME – Ed Dickson

Position – Tight end/H-back.

College – Oregon.

Status – Redshirt senior.

Size/Weight – 6-4¼, 249 pounds.

Important numbers – 4.6 seconds in 40-yard dash, 23 reps on bench press, 34-inch vertical jump, 9-feet 7-inch broad jump.

Age – 23 in late July.

Honors – Second-team All-Pac 10 Conference in ’08.

College career – When Dickson arrived on campus he was moved to the defensive line because of depth concerns from injuries. He moved back to offense for the last four games of the ’06 season and stayed there for three more years. Dickson’s contributions improved from sophomore to junior to senior seasons. Strongest season was ’09, with 42 catches for 551 yards and six TDs.

Stats of note – 50 games/37 starts, 124 catches for 1,557 yards and 12 TDs … 5 runs for 28 yards … threw one incomplete pass … 10 total tackles.

STRENGTHS – Good solid receiver, who spent a lot of time split in the Oregon offense … flexible who can adjust to all types of passes, good or bad … very good in jump ball situations … nimble and fluid o n his feet … passes the eye-test for an NFL tight end.

WEAKNESSES – A receiving tight end, Dickson is considered average at best. It’s a facet of his game that he must improve … working in the Ducks spread offense, he’s not a traditional NFL tight end … sometimes appears to play with diminished passion and focus.

THE RIGHT 53? – Dickson leaves Oregon as one of the strongest players in the program’s history, bench pressing 400 pounds at one point. That type of power does not just happen; it takes an awful lot of work and sweat. He also has an extensive background working in the kicking game.

What he said – “That’s one thing they can’t take away from you. You can go through your life and play in the NFL and that can be stripped away from you in one moment. But when you get that degree, it’s always going to be with you.”

End game – A team looking for a tight end that can catch the ball will grab Dickson in the second or third round; that’s the only way he makes much of a contribution in his rookie season.

ON THE CHIEFS LIST? – Although he’s a gifted athlete, the Chiefs tend to seek out players that have multiple talents; that’s not Dickson. He’s a catcher, not a blocker and right now there are other positions of need far greater than finding the next Tony Gonzalez.

One Response to “Draft Profile: Ed Dickson”

  • April 10, 2010  - Roscoe says:

    I have been reading all these profiles.Safe picks.And reach picks. I think Chiefs will reach and take D. Bryant W.R.

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