Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Furman offensive lineman Dakota Dozier goes through drills during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets' Profile: Dakota Dozier


This afternoon, we take a look at another smaller school player selected by the Jets. This player was chosen in the fourth round with the 137th pick overall. He is Dakota Dozier out of Furman.

Obviously, as an offensive lineman, we don’t have any stats to report, so let’s get right to his measurables.

Dakota Dozier stands at 6’4″ tall, and weighs in at 313 pounds.

Let’s look at a pretty comprehensive video on Mr. Dozier right here:

OK, so it was comprehensive, but not a heck of a lot of plays. From what I saw, he is strong, and finishes his blocks well. Let’s see what the profile on the NFL website has to say about Dakota Dozier:

STRENGTHS: Outstanding overall body mass and thickness, especially in the lower body. Strong power base with a very stout anchor. Locks down and dominates lesser competition in pass protection (pancake machine). Plays with vinegar and finishes blocks. Rose to the occasion vs. better competition (see LSU). Plays with good knee bend and generates movement off the ball. Experienced, four-year starter.

WEAKNESSES: Raw technician. Footwork is not clean. Shuffles instead of kicksliding and can get overextended attacking defenders. Carries his hands low and does not replace them. Oversets and gives up inside counters. Rolls slowly to the second level under control and can be beaten to the block point by speed. Can get complacent and play down to the competition level.

There are openings on the Jets line. Dakota Dozier will get his chance to make this team.

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  • Paul Newbold

    I think Dozier has a very good chance to make this squad, as the Jets have very little experienced depth for the offensive line. Reports from Rex during OTA’s sounded like he made an impression, his versatility, having played both guard and tackle will surely be attractive as well. If he can learn quickly and adjust to NFL speed, he may turn out to be the steal of this draft. The Jets could use a versatile back up along a line that still has questions to answer!

    • Alan Schechter

      Definitely