Jets select CB Brandon Dixon

NFL: CombineWith the No. 195 pick of the NFL Draft, the Jets selected cornerback Brandon Dixon out of Northwest Missouri State.

Dixon, who is 5-foot-11 and 203 pounds, was a first-team Division II All-American selection and first-team All-MAIAA pick. Dixon transferred to Northwest Missouri State after spending two years at Joliet Junior College.

Dixon was a top performer at the NFL Combine during the 40-yard dash where he came away with a time of 4.41 seconds.

Scouts say that he has more than ideal size and has solid body control. They add, though, that he does not have elite explosion and sometimes reacts slowly.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

This could be viewed as another example of “doubling up” as I mentioned after the Shaq Evans pick. Dixon is another physical corner with 4.4 speed, this time from a small school. We’re at the stage of the draft where this applies to pretty much everyone, but it’s still worth mentioning: He will need to impress on special teams to improve his chances of contributing. Dixon is a well-built guy who could perhaps convert to safety down the road.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Big body and good musclature, the Jets competition in camp should be good.  At present Dixon projects to a dime prospect with upside.  I’ll echo Bent’s points above – for a player like Dixon to stick with the Jets this summer he is going to need to demonstrate that he can be a demon on special teams.



208 comments
fuldsadick
fuldsadick

no way 12 picks make the roster..would have loved to dump a few picks to move up for better quality at some point

a57se
a57se

Can't believe Reilly fell to the 7th but I like this pick as well.

jenkins
jenkins

Oh, I like Reilly. good production

a57se
a57se

One more pick to go.........punter? OT?


inezsains
inezsains

Here comes the run on kickers...

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

i guess Matt Simms NFL career may be over...too bad, local guy

jsnooka
jsnooka

Looks like Decker and Kerley only locks for starting opening day baring injury. Everyone else will have to earn a spot. Not gonna lie preseason just got more exciting with the Boyd pick

jsnooka
jsnooka

How many receivers and cbs will be on the training camp roster? Talk about competition. I think that being that the jets didn't go running back goodson chances of returning just got better

jenkins
jenkins

Steal of the draft for the Jets will be Saunders. Had to have a deep threat.

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

can we pick Scotty McKnight in the 7th again ?

inezsains
inezsains

Idzik seems ok with current OL. Just one G the whole draft.

WW85
WW85

Enunwa is a truck. says he runs a 4.45? But he looks slower. Interesting

a57se
a57se

Apparently his right knee is an issue....still like the pick.

WW85
WW85

@jsnooka  I dont think any of these guys are beating Nelson out either.

Hoz
Hoz

@jsnooka  We still have 1 more pick to take that RB

bradysucks
bradysucks

Saunders has big play potential - you might be right

joemustgo
joemustgo

@jenkins  I like what I'm reading about Dozier. Think he replaces Colon next year.

Cordell C
Cordell C

Seems pretty bad but they got a lot in fa guess there taking guys who will play down the line

jenkins
jenkins

@jaygo  Cheats is a crap drafter.  More busts than anybody in the NFL.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@jaygo  Do not ever question the Genius or look directly into his eyes.

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

@Antuan Dexter John we just picked Enemkpali, who may be better than sam..at least rex and idzik think so..i'll go with their judgement

bradysucks
bradysucks

Draft Sam and bring back Tebow and then invite Manziel to town

Lets roll out the red carpet for ESPN and the NY Post and TMZ

(Rolls eyes)

No thanks

jsnooka
jsnooka

true forgot bout Nelson. He did make decent strides last yr

bradysucks
bradysucks

I think they need a FB more than a RB

jenkins
jenkins

@bradysucks  been following that guy since Fresno St. first time I saw him, I thought of Desean Jackson.

jenkins
jenkins

@jaygo  could've taken Tuitt in the 1st. That would have been bad news. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Sanchez is already scouting which o-lineman's arse he likes best in Philadelphia so that he may kiss it for those lucky fans

Buttfumble beauty in Philly with headbands and sexy videos on youtube - courtesy of Sanchez. Eat your heart out Philadelphia

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

@a57se @fuldsadick Boyd can be stashed on the PT..Simms cant..Maybe they keep him since Vick is only a 1 year guy,,but i doubt it

jsnooka
jsnooka

Last great jet fb I can remember was Richie Anderson. I had the only man crush on this guy he could it all

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

@bradysucks agree,,Johnson and Ivory should get almost all the snaps..doesn't leave much for Powell and maybe Goodson and Griffin  no need for another tailback

jsnooka
jsnooka

lol who is the jets current full back. one of the most forgotten positions in the league over the years. Does MM even use a fullback in his formations

a57se
a57se

@jenkins @bradysucks 

I agree Saunders is going to be a pleasant surprise to those who don't know anything about him.

jenkins
jenkins

@bradysucks  I think Jet fans will love this guy. Plays with a  lot of flair.  It's like he modeled his game after DeSean.

bradysucks
bradysucks

It isn't uncommon for supremely talented players to get overlooked in the NFL because they are undersized

This is why Russell Wilson gets drafted in round 3 and guys like Desean Jackson and Drew Brees get drafted in round 2.....Even guys like McCoy in Philadephia and Sproles got overlooked on draft day

Would be great if Saunders is another example of a very good player who fell in the draft because he is undersized and not because of his production on the football field. If so then the Jets got a steal